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As an Instructor, should I include information about Turnitin in my syllabus?


Instructors are encouraged to include a statement in their course syllabus when they use Turnitin within their course. When submitting a Turnitin-enabled Assignment in bCourses, students will always see a notification that Turnitin is being used to screen their work for originality.

A suggested syllabus statement about Turnitin follows; this can be modified or adapted to best fit the format and contents of your syllabus:

"UC Berkeley's Honor Code states "As a member of the UC Berkeley community, I act with honesty, integrity, and respect for others." As a tool to promote academic integrity in this course, written work submitted via bCourses may be checked for originality using Turnitin. Turnitin compares student work to a database of books, journal articles, websites, and other student papers. This creates an opportunity for students to improve their academic writing skills, by ensuring that other sources have been properly cited and attributed. For more information about Turnitin at UC Berkeley, visit"