Turnitin’s new AI writing detection feature has been the talk of the academic community, as it promises to help instructors detect potential plagiarism in student papers. However, users have reported false positives, highlighting the need for caution in relying solely on the tool. Rather than using this tool to prevent academic dishonesty, instructors can use the data gathered from Turnitin to gain insight on how they would like to approach the use of Chat GPT in their classes. Instructors can have Chat GPT help their students write a first draft, or they could provide guidelines on how to properly cite the AI-generated text. Overall, Turnitin’s AI writing detection feature can be a valuable tool when used with other resources, but it is not a perfect solution.

Please check out our recent workshop clip on how to use Turnitin’s AI Writing Detection tool and the resources we’ve compiled about Chat GPT.