Turnitin is a 'text-matching' software that compares your submission against an archive of:
You can check the Assessment Student Instructions (ASI) or the submission link for the Assessment to see which assessments will use Turnitin.
When an assessment uses Turnitin, a Similarity Report will be generated which can be viewed by both you and the assessor. Any text in your assessment that matches sources in Turnitin’s databases will show up in the Similarity Report.
The Similarity Report is the result of comparison between the text of the submission against billions of pages of active and archived internet information, a repository of works previously submitted to Turnitin, and a repository of tens of thousands of periodicals, journals, and publications. Any matching or highly similar text discovered is detailed in the Similarity Report.
The similarity score is a percentage of your submission that matches to Turnitin's databases; it is not an absolute indication of whether the paper includes plagiarised material. Correct interpretation of these results is essential for the successful use of Turnitin.
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Turnitin may be used when you upload a file/s for your assessment submission or in a short answer question within a quiz assessment.
Turnitin may also be used for short answer questions in a LEARN quiz. A similarity report will be available for you to view when you submit your quiz for marking.
A similarity report will only be generated for a short answer response that has a minimum of 20 words.
The colour of the report icon indicates the similarity score of your submission, based on the amount of matching or similar text that was uncovered.
The percentage range is 0% to 100%. As shown in the image above, the possible similarity ranges are:Blue: No matching textGreen: One word to 24% matching textYellow: 25-49% matching textOrange: 50-74% matching textRed: 75-100% matching text
Select the similarity score to open the Turnitin viewer for more details on any matches.
Read the Understanding a Similarity Report to learn more about how to read and interpret a similarity report.
When you submit an assessment to Turnitin via LEARN, you will receive a digital receipt to your email inbox.
This is a receipt to Turnitin, not a receipt or confirmation that you have submitted your assessment for marking as it may still be in draft. Always check the submission status of your assessment.
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