Plagiarism Prevention Tools Overview
What are plagiarism prevention tools?
Plagiarism prevention tools are web-based tools that serve as a deterrent to plagiarism by comparing student-submitted content to content published on the web and in online databases.
How can plagiarism prevention tools enhance teaching and learning? Plagiarism prevention tools provide an opportunity to educate students about the appropriate use of sources in writing and research. Instructors can use these tools to stimulate class discussion about well-documented or improperly documented papers or passages.
What plagiarism prevention tools are available at Hunter?
Two plagiarism prevention tools are currently available. Turnitin is both a standalone tool and integrated into Blackboard and is integrated into Blackboard. For more information, view this overview of the differences between SafeAssign and Turnitin, or contact an educational technologist, who can help you select the appropriate tool for your needs.
Additional resources at Hunter
Things to Consider: Using Plagiarism Prevention Tools
Suggestions about how to use plagiarism prevention tools to promote academic integrity.
Writing Across the Curriculum
A Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator can help you design assignments, exercises, and assessment options to help your students develop their research and writing skills.
Information Literacy Commons
The Hunter Library Information Literacy Commons contains information about using information responsibly.
Technology Resource Center
The Technology Resource Center (TRC) can provide technical assistance with Turnitin and SafeAssign.
SafeAssign can be accessed through the Blackboard control panel. To request a Turnitin account, email firstname.lastname@example.org.