Turnitin announced the upcoming preview release of their AI writing detection capabilities to help educators uphold academic integrity while ensuring that students are treated fairly.

The AI writing detection preview will be available across many of our products, including Turnitin Feedback Studio (TFS), TFS with Originality, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, Simcheck, Originality Check, and Originality Check+, on April 4, 2023. 

Please note that for this release, AI detection will only work for content submitted in English. It will not process any non-English submissions.

Supporting users’ existing workflow

The AI detection capabilities are built into the existing similarity report workflow, which means it’s also integrated with the Canvas learning management system. So, instructors can check student papers for AI writing without having to change the way they work.

Simple and comprehensible reporting

Turnitin’s AI writing detection indicator shows an overall percentage of the text in the document submitted that may have been AI-generated. The accompanying report highlights the segments that are predicted to be AI-written.

Keeping pace with evolving AI writing technology

The current detector is trained for long-form English content and can detect GPT-3/3.5 and ChatGPT signatures. Turnitin plans to regularly iterate and expand AI writing functionality.

To learn more and to keep up-to-date on Turnitin’s AI detection technology, please visit their  AI writing page.

To learn more about how to use Turnitin with Canvas, please contact the Canvas team at canvas@chapman.edu

Resources for further reading

We recommend reading the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s recent blogpost, ChatGPT in the Classroom: An ongoing conversation. It offers strategies and resources for AI in the classroom.

Turnitin’s solution to AI cheating raises faculty concerns, article from Inside Higher Education.