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Academic Integrity

Staff Guidelines for Dealing with Student Plagiarism

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Turnitin Basic: Curtin Staff User Guide

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Turnitin for Staff

The Turnitin assignment tool can now be accessed from within Blackboard. Access to create and view assignment submissions to a Turnitin assignment within a Blackboard unit is automatically available for all staff in the unit with the role of Lecturer or Unit Coordinator. Seperate Turnitin login details are not required.

Access for HDR students to submit their work to Turnitin is available through the Research Integrity unit in Blackboard. The Graduate Research School has determined that the mechanism for use of Turnitin is to allow the student to submit their work as it is being developed and that the maintenance of academic integrity should be an ongoing dialogue between the HDR student and their supervisors. Due to technical contraints HDR supervisors will not have access to the submissions in the Research Integrity unit. Instead HDR students should share with their supervisor the Originality Report generated for their submitted of work.

Note: Turnitin is a text matching tool only, it is NOT a plagiarism detection tool. The detection of plagiarism requires evaluation by an academic staff member on a case by case basis. It is recommended that you review ALL originality reports regardless of the Similarity Index score. Curtin DOES NOT define a 'safe' level for the Similarity Index nor is there a level that signals that plagiarism has occurred. (Refer to page 11 of the Academic Integrity at Curtin: Staff Guidelines for Dealing with Student Plagiarism booklet for further details).

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