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The University uses turnitin, a plagiarism detection and prevention database which will provide feedback to you on the similarity of your work compared with a worldwide collection of resources and previously submitted student work.

We have produced some videos for you to show how turnitin is used by the University for submission of work and to give feedback and grade information.

Submitting your work to turnitin via Blackboard

This video explains how to submit your assignment to turnitin through your course Blackboard site.

A printed guide can be downloaded here: Turnitin Submission (pdf)

Interpreting your turnitin originality report

In this video, Kay explains how to interpret your originality report.

In this guide, follow the instructions to find your turnitin originality report.

The printable guide includes some examples of submitted work and interpretation of the turnitin originality report.

Getting feedback on your turnitin assignment

Your tutor's feedback will normally be made available after the post date. This video explains the process and shows how one tutor delivers audio feedback to a student.

The quick guide to submitting your work and getting your feedback on turnitin can be found here.

Students may like to have a printed copy of their assignment with their tutors comments added.

Turnitin Test Area

Why not test your essay before submission? Most plagiarism happens accidentally, normally as a result of poor referencing. We would encourage you to use the turnitin test area available on Blackboard and use the similarity feedback it provides to ensure your work is referenced correctly. A video on how to use the test area is available.

Printable guide to Accessing the Turnitin Test Area