Staff use of Turnitin is relatively straightforward and mandatory training is not necessary. However, it is important that those interpreting or acting on the content of an originality report are aware of Turnitin’s limitations and how to overcome them.
Visit the Turnitin section of “Help and Support” on our website for a number of Turnitin guides for both staff and students. Including:
- Interpreting the Turnitin Originality Report – guidance on how to make sense of the report generated by Turnitin for a piece of student work
- Setting up a Turnitin assignment – step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Turnitin assignment on QMplus including recommendations on when to generate the originality report.
- …any many more
The Educational Development team in the Centre for Academic and Professional Development run a “Detecting and deterring plagiarism” workshop. While not specifically a Turnitin workshop, this session will help participants to identify ways in which assessment can be designed to reduce opportunities for plagiarism, as well as looking at ways and means of identifying plagiarism in existing assessment regimes. Check the CAPD course booking system for dates.
The E-Learning Unit run the following Turnitin sessions:
- Getting started with Turnitin and QMplus – learn how to manage Turnitin assignments in QMplus including how to manage draft assignments
- Grading and feedback with Grademark – for those who are interested in using the Turnitin Grademark tool to mark online and provide rich feedback to their students.
Check the CAPD course booking system for dates or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like us to run a bespoke session.