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Referencing and Plagiarism

What is the Turnitin Originality Report?

When you submit a draft assignment to Turnitin you get an Originality Report. This report shows blocks of text in your assignment that matches text in other sources such as ebooks, journals, websites and assignments already submitted through Turnitin. This helps you to avoid plagiarism as you can check that you have cited and referenced this content. It won’t check that you have formatted your citations and references correctly, you’ll need to do that for yourself.

Note:You can't upload directly from cloud storage so you'll have to save your file somewhere locally first.

Video Guide - How to view and interpret the originality report

Written Guide - How to view and interpret the originality report

  1. Log into Blackboard, find your module and click on the Assessment area. You should see the assignment title.
  2. Click on View/Complete. Make sure you click on View/Complete for the DRAFT assignments folder.
  3. Scroll down the screen. If the report is ready to view you will see a percentage figure. Click on this to view the Originality Report.

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.