Turnitin is an online text-matching service that works by comparing electronically submitted papers to a range of sources and databases located on the Internet as well as the work of other students whose papers have been submitted into the system. When papers are submitted into Turnitin, sections of the papers that match other sources are highlighted and identified. The paper with the highlighted matched text forms an Originality Report.
How can I use Turnitin?
The Turnitin tool is available in Canvas. You may self-enrol into the Turnitin Practice Module to understand how Turnitin work and generate a working sample of the Similarity Report. Access to the module here.