The Directorate of Research and Innovation organised an online User Awareness Session on Turnitin Software Tool for the faculty members of all the constituent institutes of Nirma University on August 26, 2022.
Mr Akshay Prasanna, Senior PES Consultant, and Mr Amit Pal of Turnitin have explicated to the faculty members about various features of Turnitin, Plagiarism types, consequences, and techniques to avoid plagiarism. Appropriate usage of various filters while applying similarity checks was also discussed and demonstrated. Various operative mechanisms with regard to the generation of similarity reports in Turnitin, reviewing student submissions with a similarity report were presented by the officials of Turnitin. The concept of a document repository was also clearly explained. More than 215 faculty participants attended the session. The session was quite interactive and positive feedback was received from the participants.