Turnitin is not appropriate for all types of assignment. For instance, with very short pieces of work with a high proportion of graphs, images or data tables, Turnitin is of little benefit. A blanket ‘universal use’ policy is not advised.
It should be clear to all students the kinds of assignments on which Turnitin will be used within a school, and these should reflect those instances where Turnitin adds value.
For any iteration of an assignment, Turnitin must be used on either all submissions or none at all. It should not be used only in suspicious cases as this removes the potential for Turnitin to identify collusion within a cohort and may be seen as unfair.
The School Turnitin Statement template, is included here for download.