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Turnitin and Academic Integrity

Students at are asked to submit their assignments for similarity checking using Turnitin. Accessed via unit Blackboard sites, Turnitin is a web-based text-matching system that compares your submission to sources held in its repository. The Turnitin repository is updated every day and contains:

  • student papers submitted at Southern Cross University and universities around the world that use Turnitin
  • internet pages
  • online books
  • journal articles
  • conference papers.

Turnitin cannot detect plagiarism. Instead, it detects ‘matched-text’, or text your submission shares with sources held in its repository. Even so, the Similarity Report contains useful information about your writing, and is a great editing tool. View a step-by step summary of the SCU Academic Misconduct Investigation Process.

Dean of Business Professor Robin Stonecash talks about the importance of academic integrity

Five Tips for using Turnitin

Understand your Turnitin similarity score

An introduction to Turnitin at SCU

How to submit assignments to Turnitin

Turnitin cannot detect plagiarism

An introduction to Turnitin for SASS students

* Turnitin information for staff can be found on the Teaching with Technology website under Academic Integrity.