Anti-Plagiarism Support (a.k.a. Academic Integrity) services at Berkeley provides students and instructors tools to review documents for originality via TurnItIn and iThenticate. These tools check writing against an extensive database of books, journal articles, websites and other student papers. This generates an interactive report showing the percentage of material that overlaps with sources from TurnItIn’s database, with matching passages highlighted for further analysis.
The service can help instructors to identify possible instances of plagiarism and students to improve their writing by ensuring that they are properly citing and attributing the work of other authors.
The service helps minimize the chances of plagiarism among students.
TurnItIn is available in bCourses as an add-on to the Grading tool, and in the Assignments tool SpeedGrader.
iThenticate is available by request for instructors, graduate students, and staff directly supporting instructors or academic programs. To request access, please visit the Educational Technology Services webpage.