Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity services at Berkeley provide students and instructors tools that integrate with bCourses Assignments to promote compliance with Berkeley's Honor Code.

In 2015, UC Berkeley launched the Turnitin service to support academic integrity and the campus Honor Code(link is external). Turnitin is an opt-in tool enabled through bCourses that allows Instructors and TAs to check student assignments for originality. Instructors can use Turnitin to identify possible instances of plagiarism, or as a student-facing self-assessment tool to improve student writing and citation. Turnitin checks writing against an extensive database of books, journal articles, websites and other student papers. This generates an interactive report showing the percentage of material that overlaps with sources from Turnitin’s database, with matching passages highlighted for further analysis.