A support resource for staff and students has been developed to promote academic integrity and the explain the use of Turnitin - this is available through the Academic Honesty unit within MyLO.
Available on this page are a selection of focussed resources related to Turnitin and how to use it.
Useful Desktop Guides that can be downloaded
- Creating a dropbox in MyLO (PDF 884KB)
- Creating a grade item in MyLO (PDF 761KB)
- Creating a quicklink for a dropbox in MyLO (PDF 758KB)
- Downloading student assignments in MyLO (PDF 2.14MB)
- Using Turnitin and Grademark (PDF 403KB)
- Using Grademark to provide inline feedback (PDF 1.52MB)
- Using Grademark to provide overall feedback (PDF 1.36MB)
- Uploading marked assignments (PDF 1.68MB)
- Turnitin's use in Australia, New Zealand and world wide (Word 22KB)
- Turnitin's homepage
- UTAS Service Desk
A number of legal questions have arisen regarding students' copyright and intellectual property rights on their essays and the use of Turnitin, including claims that Turnitin is gaining a commercial advantage from student's work.
All of these issues relate to the storing of students' assignments on the Turnitin database after they are analysed. In recent civil actions resolved within the United States of America, none of these claims have been legally substantiated.
Included are some opinions on these questions from Turnitin, University of Tasmania legal officer and an Australian legal firm.