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.
iThenticate is software that is designed to be used by researchers to ensure the originality of their written work before publication.
It is used to check documents such as articles and book chapters to be submitted for publication, grant proposals, theses and dissertations.