Turnitin is being used at Salford as a tool for e-submission and matching text electronically to assist you in checking for plagiarism. Where appropriate to the assignment, you will submit work to Turnitin for marking. You may also be offered the opportunity to submit draft assignments to Turnitin allowing you to see any text that Turnitin has matched to its data bank and check that it is correctly referenced.
Accessed via Blackboard, work submitted to Turnitin is checked against millions of internet, book and journal sources. For draft assignments, Turnitin produces an originality report highlighting which parts of the assignment have been matched.
See your module handbook for further information
Make sure you submit your assignment to the correct, FINAL submissions folder.
Work submitted mistakenly to the DRAFT folder will not be marked.
In some programmes or modules Turnitin may have been set up with two folders. If this applies to you, one is the DRAFT folder and the other is the FINAL folder. You may submit your assignment into the DRAFT folder to check for plagiarism and self-rectify, but remember you must submit your assignment into the FINAL folder for it to go through for marking.
Only your lecturer can tell you how and where to submit your assignment. If you are asked to submit your assignment electronically through Blackboard using Turnitin, make sure you know from your lecturer where the submissions folders are.
You can only submit once to the final assignments area.
Yes. You will see on screen confirmation that you have submitted your assignment and you will also receive the confirmation by email to your student email account.
Every assignment is different and your lecturer will determine whether it is appropriate for the assignment to have an option of draft submissions. If there is a draft submissions area, the lecturer will tell you where it is.
To submit a draft assignment:
Your Originality Report is ready to view when the coloured bar is coloured, not grey.
Your first originality report should be available in approximately 5 minutes (although it may take longer). For any further drafts of your assignment that you submit it may take up to 24 hours for your originality report to be ready.
Our User Guide How to interpret a Turnitin ‘Originality Report’ [pdf] contains important information about your Originality Report, including how access the original report, what kind of information is held within the report and filtering options.