The University of Otago subscribes to the plagiarism detection service, Turnitin, which is integrated into Blackboard and Moodle. Your lecturer can create a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard/Moodle that allows you to submit your document so a Similarity Report can be generated from your work. The report can help:

  • Avoid unintentionally plagiarising existing material
  • Improve your academic integrity by establishing good referencing practices
  • Improve your writing
  • Remind you about citing your sources

See the Blackboard Helpsite for more information about submitting assignments using Turnitin on Blackboard:

Blackboard Helpsite — Turnitin For Students

Turnitin also functions in Moodle.

IT Training provides courses to help you familiarise yourself with the Turnitin service. These cover the key parts of the software and how to use it:

IT Training — Blackboard

See the Blackboard Helpsite for a series of Turnitin self-help pages developed by eLearning:

Blackboard Helpsite for Staff — Turnitin

Contact AskOtago if you have any questions or issues with Turnitin.

Turnitin is not licensed to allow submissions from staff and cannot be used for checking personal research.

An alternative product for checking personal research is iThenticate (staff may want to discuss obtaining iThenticate credits with their department).

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