Course Details and Schedule

This one-hour course discusses issues surrounding plagiarism. The Turnitin plagiarism detection service identifies pieces of text in students' work that match with existing electronic texts. It can be used for assessed essays and also for general formative purposes to improve student academic skills. You will have a chance to submit a sample document via the WebLearn integration with Turnitin.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Overview of plagiarism
  • Using Turnitin via WebLearn
  • Using Turnitin directly
  • Understanding the originality report
  • Using Turnitin to improve academic integrity
  • Help and support available
Course information
Intended audience This course is aimed at examiners, administrators, tutors and supervisors. Not suitable for students.
Prior knowledge You need to be involved in supervising study. There is a separate course for students entitled Plagiarism: Awareness and avoidance(for students).
Resources Brief notes are supplied at no charge
Software Browser: Internet Explorer or Firefox
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Where next? Plagiarism: Interpreting originality reports using Turnitin
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:

Computer and software are provided. There is limited space for any device you use for note taking.


Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in future dates for this course.