What is turnitin?
Setting up an account
Creating a class
Using the software
Bells and whistles
Helps detect plagiarism
Allows for better reviewing and
Tracks student progress
Turnitin helps to ensure originality in student
writing by comparing papers with over 150 million
assignments and billions of web pages. It tells the
professor the percentage of the student’s
assignment that was found in these other papers and
can also show the original work where the lifted
section was found. The professor always has final
say over the analysis of a paper.
There are two class types, the standard class and
the master class. Only choose master class if you
will be subdividing the class with TAs.
Once a class expires, instructors
cannot make changes within the
class unless it is reactivated!
The class name and password can be anything the
instructor chooses, try and create passwords your
students will remember, they will need to input it in
order to join the class on the program
Students may self-enroll or instructors may
create accounts for them. It is advised that
Students must have the unique class name
and case-sensitive password before they can
join a class.
Students will receive an enrollment email
after they have completed the set-up
If you are
Tells the professor how
many students are in the
class and how many have
completed the assignment
Student’s paper title
Basic similarity profile
Original submission file,
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Tells you if
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Enter grades by
Click here to see graphs of
an individual student’s
The system allows for easy writing workshops.
Instructors may assign one student a paper from
another student (may be anonymous) to review and
comment on. Professors can also post questions to
answer and choose whether or not students see
each others comments.
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