Turnitin is a tool used by PSU faculty to detects
instances of plagiarism within submitted
Faculties are encouraged to make use of this
tool to promote academic integrity in their
courses because it helps them to detect
plagiarized papers and view the similarities percentage to outside content in the
web or other published resources.
Alongside, our Moodle training series, E-Learning coordinators provide training
on how to create Moodle Turnitin assignments as well as how to generate
While Turnitin can be used as a punitive measure to catch students who are
copying the work of others without acknowledgement, it is also valuable as
a feedback mechanism to help students learn what constitutes plagiarism
and to help them to develop their academic writing skills.