Turnitin, a leading edtech company has launched a comprehensive academic integrity solution called Turnitin Originality that combines the text similarity checking functionality such as contract cheating and teach students the value of original thinking skills.
Turnitin Originality uses comprehensive technology to help deter unoriginal work and support students in learning how to properly attribute ideas and concepts to others. When reviewing submissions, Turnitin Originality examines whether the work is similar to other known text, or if it has indications that it was not authored by the student. This data facilitates conversations between instructors and students about how to discover and express their authentic voice.
The need for this combined solution is clear: as schools and universities move to online instruction, they must be even more thoughtful and holistic about their approach to academic integrity.This best-in-class plagiarism checker tool will help institutions in addressing the whole spectrum of plagiarism types. “Supporting academic integrity is a multi-layered process of setting expectations, providing tools to students so they can self-check and correct, and then helping faculty to identify potential misconduct so that they can intervene,” said Valerie Schreiner, CPO, and CMO of Turnitin. “Turnitin Originality gives instructors and administrators the capability of identifying the full range of potential misconduct in one tool so that instances of plagiarism or inauthentic authorship are teachable moments, not punitive ones.”