Turnitin at Victoria

Turnitin is a commercial service licensed by VUW for use by all staff and courses. Turnitin provides a mechanism for automatically comparing student assessed work with a wide variety of Internet materials and the work of other students so as to facilitate the detection of plagiarism and other forms of cheating. It is important to emphasise that Turnitin merely compares text, it is not able to judge whether or not material is properly cited and used - that decision remains at the judgment of the academic staff assessing the work.

Student work provided for assessment may be checked for academic integrity by the electronic search engine http://www.turnitin.com. Turnitin is an online plagiarism prevention tool which compares submitted work with a very large database of existing material. At the discretion of the Head of School, handwritten work may be copy-typed by the School and subject to checking by Turnitin. Turnitin will retain a copy of submitted material on behalf of the University for detection of future plagiarism, but access to the full text of submissions is not made available to any other party.

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