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Turnitin & Academic Integrity: What is Turnitin?

Turnitin instruction and discussion


Turnitin is a text-matching tool used to support academic integrity. 


  • Checks electronically submitted papers against over 24 billion web pages and 300 million student papers
  • Provides an originality report in which matched text is underlined, colour coded, and linked to the original source
  • Is used to encourage and educate students about the importance of academic integrity
  • Supports the Higher Education Student Academic Integrity Policy


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Welcome to Turnitin Feedback Studio

What is Academic Integrity

Academic Fraud

Form of misconduct that enables a student(s) to obtain an unfair academic or general advantage through false representation.

Academic Misconduct

Conduct that enables a student an unfair academic advantage. Such conduct may include but is not limited to academic fraud, cheating, collusion and plagiarism.


Behaviour which is engaged in by a student or another person on behalf of a student (and/or students or persons acting in collusion) to provide that student or group of students with an academic advantage to which that student or group of students is not entitled.


Agreement between individuals (students/other persons) to act together secretly or without permission to achieve an unfair advantage.


The use of all or part of another person or entity’s work without appropriate acknowledgement of the author or source. 




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