Academic Integrity

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Turnitin @ Queen's

What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is a text matching tool available for use by instructors through onQ Assignments tool.

Students upload papers in order to receive originality reports that shows text matches to the following sources:

  • Student paper repository
  • Current and archived web site content
  • Periodicals, journals and publications

Turnitin has three main tools:

  • OriginalityCheck: text-matching tool that presents results in the Originality Report.
  • GradeMark: tool for digital assessment.
  • PeerMark: tool for peer-assessment of assignments (not available in onQ).

Why use Turnitin?

  • Turnitin can be used as a text-matching tool to check for plagiarism alone or
  • as a scholarly writing tool to allow students to check their own work against the database and to correct their own research and citation practices.

Before you start...

Instructors must agree to the Instructor Conditions of Turnitin Use at Queen's University.

Self Help Tutorials

Tutorials on how to use Turnitin are available on the onQ Support website.

Turnitin Support

If you are an instructor or Teaching Fellow and require assistance with Turnitin please contact: 
Selina Idlas at the Centre for Teaching and Learning.