Turnitin News

News on some Turnitin developments.

There is now an additional feature that we have available to us through Turnitin, LTI Moodle integration.

LTI, or Learning Tool Interoperability, allows platforms to communicate with each other via single sign on. This means that if you now want students to submit work for checking via Turnitin straight from Moodle, you can easily do so. Learn more here.

Clearly the advantages of this are evident in that students can no longer complain that they are being asked to register with multiple sites.

Should anyone wish to know more about this process, they should contact me.

A New Service on the way from Turnitin

Authorship Investingation is a new service that is soon to be available through Turnitin.

Upto now it has only been possible to check whether a student has copied work from somewhere else, but Authorship Investigation should soon enable academic staff to check whether or not a student has contracted someone else to write their work.

An individuals writing style is unique, and so in brief the system compares the writing styles of the student with the writing style of the submitted work.  If one differs significantly from the other, then there is a good chance that the work has been “Contracted”.

To find out more, read here.