In this podcast Dr Claire Garden and Joan McLatchie discuss their use of Turnitin, an online text matching service. There are still many misconceptions about plagiarism detection tools and Claire discusses her use of a checklist to help students understand their Turnitin reports and staff to think about how they use Turnitin, allowing them to evaluate their own reports. This has freed up staff time on large modules and enabled us to engage in discussion with students about good scholarship such as paraphrasing. It supports the use of Turnitin as a tool to support scholarship as well as detecting plagiarism.
Garden, C., & McLatchie, J. (2012). What Does My Turnitin Report Mean?