Turnitin guidance

It is important that all staff ensure the Originality Checking Policy is being implemented. This policy ensures compliance with the Turnitin licence conditions and failure to comply means that students could be disadvantaged.

When there is an incident of alleged misconduct involving Turnitin evidence, staff must confirm the following;

  1. Did they use UHI’s assessment coversheet with the Turnitin section? Use of UHI’s coversheets is specified in the Assessment, feedback and feedforward policy. This ensures that students understand that Turnitin is being used – students are asked to confirm that they received information about Turnitin and were directed to the training. There are three coversheets:

    Assessment coversheet: SQA
    Assessment coversheet: undergraduate
    Assessment coversheet: postgraduate
  2. To comply with GDPR (as their assessments are sent out of the EU) and the Turnitin policy, did staff notify students about the use of Turnitin at induction, in the student handbook and refer students to:
    UHI's Turnitin FAQs
    Turnitin training for students

Students are not allowed to object to Turnitin being used, provided staff adhere to the policy. If staff don’t adhere to the policy, then students could have grounds for Turnitin evidence to be disregarded in the event of any disciplinary enquiry.

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