Text matching technologies allow teachers to provide feedback to students on the use of source material in their work. They are learning tools that aid in improving original writing and proper use of citations.
At ACU, we use the following text matching technologies.
When a student submits an assignment via the Turnitin submission inbox it scans the student submission against its own database of student submitted work, the public Internet and some large academic proprietary databases.
The submission process generates an "Originality Report" providing a text comparison helping academics review students' work and identify improper citation or potential plagiarism issues.