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March 29, 2023

AI (Artificial Intelligence) Generated Text Detection Coming to TurnItIn April 4th

Generative text products like ChatGPT have been making headlines for a few months now. As awareness of these tools grows so does the likelihood that students will use them for their assignments. As a response to this, one of the most frequent questions we have received in the past couple of months is “what can we do to find out if our students have used AI”?

We are happy to let you know that our partners at TurnItIn have announced that they will be releasing their new AI writing detecting tool in TurnItIn beginning Tuesday, April 4, 2023. If you are already using TurnItIn, you will not need to change anything. The AI detection will automatically appear as a new section on Turnitin's Similarity Reports.

Turnitin interface with call-outs to the similarity report and AI report

The AI detection will appear for individuals that use TurnItIn as an External Tool in Canvas Assignments or as the Plagiarism Review when using Canvas’ “File Uploads” assignment submission type.

Canvas course file upload with Turnitin activated

If you would like to learn more about this function or want to learn more about TurnItIn in general, please join us for the TurnItIn New AI Detection Capabilities workshop on Tuesday, April 11th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Zoom and in person in room UL36.