26. Turnitin: Who’s Who and What’s What
Turnitin is an online text matching system that can be used to help with the identification of potential plagiarism in electronically submitted student work. It can also be used in a formative way, for tutors to help students develop their academic writing and citation skills.
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Oxford University has a subscription to the UK Turnitin service, so University staff members may use it at no cost to their departments. The licence covers the submission of student papers (essays), submitted under the auspices of a tutor or supervisor. It does not include postgraduate students or academics submitting their own research papers or articles. Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS) manages the service and creates instructor accounts on request (send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. uk). OUCS offers lunch time training sessions for staff members (bookings) and guidance is available within WebLearn on the Plagiarism Support site.