These pages contain information about anti-plagiarism, and documentation on using the TurnitinUK anti-plagiarism service through Blackboard. Turnitin through Blackboard is used by some (but not all) faculties as a method of e-Submission. There are also other systems in use by some faculties (such as the eAssignment system). The linked guides in these pages refer only to using Turnitin through Blackboard.
What is Plagiarism?
There are many definitions of what constitutes plagiarism, for example, the Oxford Online Dictionary defines plagiarism as “The action or practice of plagiarizing; the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one’s own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of another”. Further information on Academic Integrity at the University of Southampton can be found here.
The University utilises a service called TurnitinUK, which is a third party plagiarism detection tool. This tool can assist both students and tutors to ensure papers are correctly referenced. Further information on this tool can be found using the links below.
Turnitin for Tutors
Turnitin for Tutors – This page provides step-by-step guides on several key aspects of using Turnitin if you are a tutor. These guides include how to setup and use Turnitin in your Blackboard courses, as well as more advanced features such as using the online marking tool (GradeMark) to provide feedback to students.
Turnitin for Students
Turnitin for Students – This page provides information and guides about using the Turnitin service as a student. As a student, if you have any urgent questions or queries regarding Turnitin (especially during the submission process) please contact ServiceLine immediately.