Check for potential plagiarism and mark faster online
Turnitin will be replaced by Urkund. Urkund will be called the Originality Check and be available in VU Collaborate delivery spaces on Monday the 2nd of November 2020. Turnitin will continue to operate for a short time after this but not for 2021. Guides, training and support will be available for using the new originality check. See more about the Urkund Originality Check.
Turnitin can be enabled in each assessment dropbox. Turnitin provides automatic matches against other work that is held in the database such as websites, articles, and other assignments from VU and other universities. This can be an indication of possible plagiarism.
Turnitin provides avenues for marking and feedback with over 100 different comments to drag and drop into the assignment. It also has areas where you can save your own comments ready to use again and again on multiple assignments. Both your own comments and those already made are also able to be edited quickly if you want the comment to be slightly different. You can also leave overall feedback in the form of text or recorded voice comments.
To see a short video on how to setup Turnitin, see the video below:
Tip: To print or save any one of these guides - you will need to use Google Chrome - click on the print icon located to the right of a guide's title. You will then need to click on another print icon. If you wish to save this file, instead of printing to a printer change it to “Save As PDF”. You can then save it on your computer or USB as a PDF.