The University has a central licence for the plagiarism awareness software, Turnitin. The licence allows the work of registered Oxford students to be screened for matches to existing electronic texts. Using Turnitin and helping students to interpret their originality reports promotes the development of academic writing and critical thinking skills.
IT Services offers support and consultation by email, telephone and face-to-face. There are staff and student support sites housed in WebLearn, which offer a wealth of information and resources, included videos about using the software and interpreting the resulting reports (see links below).
Through the IT Learning Programme, we offer lunch-time face-to-face sessions during term time. Most courses are designed for staff who wish to make use of Turnitin (either directly, or through WebLearn). The course for students discusses issues around plagiarism and provides an opportunity for students to submit a piece of their work (see the booking link below). Booking opens 30 days in advance, but you can ‘express an interest’ and receive an email reminder when booking opens.