Online assignment management software.

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In short

Turnitin is an online tool that can be used to collect student writing and support a variety of assessment tasks. Currently Victoria has licensed the ability for Turnitin to provide information on the similarity of text from different sources, which can be useful in detecting and documenting potential issues. Turnitin is normally used through the Blackboard system, allowing students to submit their work directly to the system.

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What can I use it for?

Turnitin can currently be used to collect student assignments (either directly, or through Blackboard), and to generate reports that show the extent to which text from other sources is present in each assignment.

Academics can use the system to detect and document aspects of misconduct. The system can also be used directly with or by students to help develop their awareness of how to use information correctly in an academic context.