What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is text-matching software which assists students with referencing and citing, and correctly acknowledging the work of others.

The way we use Turnitin has changed. Turnitin can now be used in two ways through Moodle.

1) As a stand alone dropbox. You may wish to have students run their submissions through Turnitin without the need to submit via a secondary assignment dropbox. You can continue to use the Turnitin Assignment 2 activity for this purpose.

2) In a recent update to Moodle the regular assignment dropbox now allows Turnitin to be enabled and all student submissions and similarity reports can be accessed from the one dropbox.


Need help with Turnitin?

Please refer to the MNHS policies webpage for more information on the recommended Turnitin Guidelines

We have adapted the University's Best Practice recommendations specifically for MNHS - Find out more here.

We have provided a quick tutorial on setting up a stand alone Turnitin dropbox in your unit.

For more information on Turnitin and how to use it in Moodle, refer to the detailed learning topics on the Better Learning Better Teaching team website.

Here you will find:

Turnitin currently has some limitations within Moodle and cannot be used with Advanced Grading options.

For information on academic integrity, visit the Library's online academic integrity page. These resources can also be added to your Moodle unit.


What is the University policy on plagiarism?

The following pages have further information on plagiarism:


Need more help?

If you have any questions about Turnitin or would like further information, please contact us.