On 04/04/23, Turnitin announced the launch of its new artificial intelligence (AI) writing detection feature for educators. Upon viewing each Turnitin assignment submission, instructors can now see the percentage of text originated by AI as well. The text will be highlighted and a percentage associated with the highlighted text will be provided to the instructor. You may also explore Turnitin FAQ on this topic.
While the AI writing detection feature is readily available in Turnitin, IT-ETMS is determining its functionality. Please don't hesitate to submit your questions, suggestions, or concern to our Support Request Form. For pedagogical application, you may also consider contacting the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Educator resources for AI writing:
- Find strategies for approaching AI-generated text in the classroom.
- Minimize potential AI misuse with our AI misuse rubric to review existing writing prompts for AI vulnerability, and our AI misuse checklist to review options to proactively respond to potential AI misuse in your classroom.
- Stay informed as Turnitin expands its AI writing capabilities.
- Watch a YouTube video that introduces Turnitin AI Writing Detection feature.
Our AI writing assessment is designed to help educators identify text that might be prepared by a generative AI tool. Our AI writing assessment may not always be accurate (it may misidentify both human and AI-generated text) so it should not be used as the sole basis for adverse actions against a student. It takes further scrutiny and human judgment in conjunction with an organization's application of its specific academic policies to determine whether any academic misconduct has occurred.