Turnitin, an assignment originality tool available to all instructors at Meredith, has responded to concern about the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled writing tools like ChatGPT by adding an AI checker to its Feedback Studio product. Any assignment that a Meredith instructor has enable Turnitin for will automatically check for AI generated text, with no extra steps required. Please note that unlike Originality Reports, students are unable to view the AI checker report at this time.
Turnitin has created many resources for instructors on both Turnitin’s AI detecting feature, including information on false positive results, and best practices for assignment design in the age of ChatGPT.
Limitations and Requirements
There are a few limitations to the types of files that can be run with the AI Checker.
- File size must be less than 100 MB
- File must have at least 300 words of prose text in a long-form writing format
- Files must not exceed 15,000 words
- File must be written in English
- Accepted file types: .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf
How to use the checker
See the images below for details on the location of the AI Checker icon and to see a sample AI Checker report.