Text-matching software compares submitted documents against an archive of digital documents, scholastic and news databases, articles and previously submitted papers. A report is generated where all matched text is highlighted and linked to an online source, giving you the opportunity to review your writing and referencing before final assignment submission.
Flinders University provides text-matching software (Turnitin) for use by staff and students. Except where an exemption has been granted for special circumstances, all text-based student assignments will be subject to text-matching.
To check your work prior to final submission, you can submit a draft through the text-matching DRAFT submission box on your topic’s FLO page. The Student Learning Centre FLO page also provides a text-matching software DRAFT submission box. Submitting your work through either draft submission box will generate a report for you, allowing you to make changes to your assignment before handing in your final version. Information on how to interpret the text-matching report can be found on the Academic Integrity FLO page.
If you have any difficulties using the text-matching software on FLO, you can find help and information on the Academic Integrity FLO page, or you can contact the FLO Student Helpdesk.