The University supports the use of Turnitin for the electronic management of assessment, enabling students to submit work electronically, and for it to be assessed and moderated by staff and examiners.
Turnitin can also be used to support students in understanding academic integrity and academic conventions, through formative use. It can also be used more formally for plagiarism detection purposes.
Turnitin is embedded within the University’s VLE, Blackboard, and can be used to manage the electronic submission of both formative and summative student work, for online marking and moderation and for providing students with feedback where appropriate.
Roles and Responsibilities
Academic staff are responsible for setting up Turnitin assignments. All Turnitin
assignments should be set up in Blackboard on the assessment page, permitting
students to submit drafts and final assignments to enable them to check their own work before final submission.
Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the University of Worcester Turnitin Policy on the right hand side of the page.
The TEL Unit can offer training and support to staff using Turnitin and we welcome requests from course teams wishing to implement this across a whole course for the best student experience.
The TEL Unit has put together an online guide for staff which covers how to set up Turnitin assessments, as well as the end-to-end management of the process. Please access the guide via this link:
We have also created a short video guide, which demonstrates how staff can set up their own Turnitin assignments:
You may wish to share this video with your students, which demonstrates how to submit to Turnitin from the Students perspective:
Assessment and Feedback – UCL have produced a useful guide to enacting educational principles with assessment technologies which you may find useful.
If you would like to speak to a member of the TEL Unit about using Turnitin within your own module on Blackboard, please use the form on the contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to arrange a team or department-wide training session around Turnitin, please email the Head of Technology Enhanced Learning; Elizabeth Symonds email@example.com