What is Turnitin.com? Turnitin is an internet-based plaigiarism detection service. Faculty can use the Turnitin.com plagiarism prevention program directly from the Assignments tool in iLearn. As the system runs student papers through the database, it generates a report that identifies sources for quoted or copied matieral. Using Turnitin.com integration makes it possible for the faculty to deter plagiarism, verify sources, investigate the originality of student work, and provide a resource to assist in teaching research and writing skills.
As a plaigiarism detection service Turnitin can be used:
- To ensure students are creating their own work.
- To authenticate outside sources.
- To assist educators in promoting academic honesty.
Sample Course Syllabus Statement for Turnitin.com
Students are expected to uphold the school's standard of conduct relating to academic honesty (please refer to the Marist College Student handbook for detailed information on the definitions and consequences for cheating and plagiarism). Students assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of the academic work they submit. The guiding principle of academic integrity shall be that a student's submitted work, examinations, reports, and projects must be that of the student's own work. Students shall be guilty of violating the honor code if they:
Represent the work of others as their own.
Use or obtain unauthorized assistance in any academic work.
Give unauthorized assistance to other students.
Marist College is committed to the fundamental values of preserving academic honesty as defined in the Student Handbook. The instructor reserves the right to utilize electronic means to help prevent plagiarism. Students agree that by taking this course all assignments are subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com. Assignments submitted to Turnitin.com will be included as source documents in Turnitin.com's restricted access database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism in such documents. Additional information about this system can be found at http://turnitin.com.
IMPORTANT: Students are encouraged to review the resources at: http://www.plagiarism.org/ which will provide you with the information on how to properly cite sources and understand what is meant by plagiarism.
Modify, without instructor approval, an examination, paper, record, or report for the purpose of obtaining additional credit.
Misrepresent the content of submitted work.
Evidence of cheating or plagiarism (e.g., presentation or written submission of other's ideas or work without proper citation) will result in a grade of "F" for that particular assignment. Multiple incidences of plagiarism or cheating will result in a grade of "F" for this course. If a student is unclear about whether a particular situation may constitute an honor code violation, the student should meet with the instructor to discuss the situation.
Turnitin Help Guides
These linked guides will bring you to the Turnitin website where you can find step by step instructions and help for using Turnitin.com.