TurnItIn Turns on Artificial Intelligence Writing Detectors

On April 4th, TurnItIn turned on their new Artificial Intelligence (AI) writing detectors. Within the Similarity Report produced, faculty will be presented with a new AI indicator side panel which shows the overall percentage of likelihood that AI writing tools were used. As with the standard TurnItIn Similarity Report, the AI detection percentage should not be considered as the sole evidence to indicate the student has used a generative AI writing tool (such as ChatGPT). This Report can be used as a tool to prompt further investigation and conversation with the student.

For further details on the AI Writing Detector in TurnItIn, current resources are available on TurnItIn, as well as the Feature Guidance presentation.

Turnitin allows faculty to have electronically submitted student work compared with a database of previously submitted student papers, millions of pages from journals, books and newspapers, and billions of pages from the Internet. Turnitin is currently the most used plagiarism detection software for higher education and allows faculty an additional tool to foster academic integrity.

Turnitin is available for use by all faculty at Durham College and is conveniently integrated into the Assignment tool of DC Connect. If you are interested in using Turnitin for your student's submissions, please have a look at the Assignment how-to PDF guide.

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