Turnitin is a web-based text matching system used by many universities worldwide. Your tutors will usually ask you to submit written work via Turnitin, as this helps to support the development of your academic writing and referencing skills. Turnitin consists of three primary tools:
Note, the Academic Integrity pages explain the University's definition of unfair practice in both written and video format.
See our Assignment Survival Guide for information about Blackboard and Turnitin assignments. You can also search our Turnitin FAQs below.
There are two main types of online submission (Blackboard and Turnitin assignments). Your tutors will usually ask you to submit text-based assignments (such as essays) using Turnitin, and large files (such as videos) using Blackboard assignments. We advise that you don't include any personal details in your submission, except for your username.
The two types of submission dropbox have different technical requirements in terms of file type / size / submission process etc. This is what they look like in MyBeckett:
We recommend you use Google Chrome as your primary web browser. Chrome is a fast browser and is kept up to date by Google, reducing the number and effect of compatibility issues. We always recommend that you use a wired connection when submitting work.
Leave yourself plenty of time to submit your assignments and potentially to contact help or support staff if something goes wrong. The Skills for Learning assignment calculator may help you to work out how long it's going to take you to complete an assignment.
When you submit a Blackboard or Turnitin assignment, you can see proof that you've submitted.
If your tutor is marking / providing feedback online, you can view this once they have released it to you.
If you experience any problems submitting your assignments, see our Blackboard and Turnitin guides for more information.