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The Centre for Instructional Technology (CIT) has launched a social messaging service called TeamUp.

TeamUp chat - share screenshots and files

TeamUp allows you to create teams with whom you can chat, exchange links and files. This can be done via web, mobile or desktop apps.

Unlike other chat apps, you need not share your phone number to use it. Also, replies to messages can be threaded so that communication is kept in context.

In TeamUp, you can group chat with everyone in a team. For large teams, you can set up smaller, private groups. Like most messaging services, you can also direct message other members in your team.

TeamUp - private groups and direct messages


The service is open to staff and students. TeamUp can be used for modules, projects or any other situation where group communication is needed.

A guide to TeamUp is at

NUS students who would like to use for projects and other communication among themselves please use

NUS Staff:

If you need more information on this service, please contact Uday.

TeamUp - team and group communication


Many people in the NUS community are familiar with Turnitin, the plagiarism prevention tool for the undergraduate classroom.

NUS has added iThenticate to its plagiarism prevention portfolio. This plagiarism prevention tool, by the makers of Turnitin, is targeted at scholarly and professional plagiarism.

iThenticate enables academics, researchers and postgraduate students to check their own work. Unlike Turnitin, the submitted work is not added to a student database. This means that your submitted work does not become a source that other users' submissions are checked against.

Turnitin will remain for staff to check on students' work in a classroom situation. Unlike iThenticate, Turnitin also has additional features such as PeerMark.

The differences between iThenticate and Turnitin are summarised in the table below.

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