Using Turnitin

Using Turnitin

Trainer: Ms Naomi Mifsud - Senior IT Specialist II
Target Audience: Academic staff at UM
Duration of Session: 3 hours      

Workshop overview 

IT Services organises workshops for academic staff who want to use the University Plagiarism Detection software – Turnitin. Training consists of a single hands-on workshop covering these topics:

  • Introduction to the UM's plagiarism guidelines & policy
  • The functionality of Turnitin
  • Creating submission drop-boxes for assignments and UG dissertations in the UM VLE
  • Accessing the PG dissertation/thesis areas and updating the due dates for submission
  • Downloading students' submissions
  • Interpretation of the Turnitin originality reports.


  • Familiarity with MS Windows
  • Familiarity with the UM VLE

It is recommended that all academic staff interested in using Turnitin follow this workshop. 

Resources and user guides