Once a student paper is submitted to the service the script is compared with the contents of the TurnitinUK database and an originality report is produced within 4 hours (as a general rule). The percentage of matched text for each assignment is displayed. The originality report shows the original text in a colour coded format with corresponding links to each source. See below for an example of an originality report.
Note: The software does not compare any images or computer code in the student’s work. JISC has review of software for source code plagiarism detection.
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