Turnitin and Academic Integrity
Students at SCU 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 SCU 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.
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Turnitin for Students
SCU policy you need to read
* Turnitin information for staff can be found on the Teaching with Technology website under Academic Integrity.