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Turnitin Tutor Support Guide: Turnitin Policy/Guidelines

Policy & Guidelines documents

WITT Turnitin Policy Summary

  • Turnitin is implemented primarily as a learning tool to improve academic integrity
  • Recommended for formal academic writing for Level 3 and above
  • Students must be able to view their originality reports
  • Students must be able to re-submit up to the due date
  • Students are to be informed and enabled to use Turnitin
  • Tutors should have training in the use of Turnitin software before using Turnitin.


  • Turnitin is a text-matching software
  • Turnitin does not detect plagiarism
  • Turnitin helps students to demonstrate academic integrity in their work
  • See Academic Guidelines for WITT Staff document under Policy & Guidelines for incidents identified through the use of Turnitin.