IT and Library Services


Turnitin is the university's plagiarism detection service, a cloud-based solution which is integrated with the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle).

Activity and Content Tools - Essential


Turnitin checks submitted documents against its database and the content of other websites to identifying similarities with existing sources.

Key Service Information

Features and Benefits

  • Integrated in the Moodle platform, and can be accessed worldwide
  • Students can also use it without penalties, to submit drafts and learn to avoid plagiarism and improve their writing.
  • Effective formative and summative student feedback is given through the Feedback Studio which includes tools such as quick marks, feedback summary, and marking rubrics.


Turnitin, through Moodle, is available via the Portal, or by going to

The service is available to all members of university staff and students


    Support hours:

    09.00 - 17.00 weekdays other than University and Bank Holidays

    User service issues:

    Any dissatisfaction with the service should be addressed in the first instance to the IT Service Desk:
    Telephone: 020 8331 7555, visit the IT Service Desk pages or you may also submit a query online

Help & further information

Support: How do I's and other issues.

  • Please contact the IT Service Desk

Help Documentation: Provided by IT and Library & EDU

Other relevant information can be found in:

IT and Library website