Turnitin AI Writing Detection Tool

TITLE: Turnitin AI Writing Detection Tool

Starting from April 5th, 2023, Turnitin's new AI writing detection tool will be integrated into the similarity report function. The tool identifies the percentage of text that is predicted to be generated by AI with 98% confidence but cannot detect AI-generated writing in certain formats. The tool is only applicable to English text and includes a writing detection indicator and report, both accessible in the Turnitin Feedback Studio. It should be noted that this is not evidence in itself, but can give subject coordinators a prompt for discussions with students about their submissions, and further action re student academic integrity following ABP processes (outlined here).

The tool is automatically available for all Turnitin submissions from April 5th, but neither the detection indicator nor the report will be visible to students.

Learning Environments has produced comprehensive information on the reliability of the tool, its functionality, and what to do if the tool returns a high percentage of text flagged as likely to have been AI-written. Please access this guidance here.

Furthermore, the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (Melbourne CSHE) has developed a webpage on AI, Assessment and Academic integrity. The website aims to ‘provide staff at the University of Melbourne with up-to-date and relevant practical advice and resources relating to generative artificial intelligence (e.g., ChatGPT), assessment and academic integrity.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to BEL+T at abp-belt@unimelb.edu.au