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Turnitin is an electronic text matching system that can be used to find text matches between students’ submitted work and existing electronic sources, including extensive databases of electronic articles, other student assignments, and the internet. Since Turnitin is a web-based system, student papers (essays or assignments) need to be made available in electronic format. The main purpose behind Turnitin is:
- To deter plagiarism
- To hold students accountable
- To determine the congruence of text to sources
- To enhance teaching and student learning
Introductory Video from Turnitin