Turnitin is an anti-plagiarism service that the University of Otago subscribes to. It is integrated into Blackboard and allows for students to upload assignments to be compared to internet sources, popular reference databases and work submitted by other students contained in Institutional repositories.
Turnitin is a replacement for SafeAssign which in recent years has become ineffective in identifying and reporting dishonest academic practice.
Turnitin is fully integrated with Blackboard and instructors now have the option of creating a Turnitin Assignment from the Create Assignment menu in a Blackboard Content Area.
Once a student has submitted an assignment teaching staff will be able to grade the assignment, provide in-line feedback and view the Originality Report which will outline the text matches Turnitin has found and where they were sourced from.