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Emmanuel d'Alzon Library

What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is a tool you can use to help identify and reduce plagiarism in your courses.  It compares your students' work with a database of over 929 million archived student papers, 67 billion web pages, and 178 million journal articles and subscription content sources, then generates a Similarity Report for your review.

How can I start using Turnitin for my assignments?

There are two easy ways to start using Turnitin at Assumption:

  1. Through Brightspace (recommended method): 
    If your course has a Brightspace site, you can create a Turnitin assignment there. For questions about Turnitin through Brightspace, please submit an IT Help Desk ticket at https://houndhelp.assumption.edu
  2. Directly through the Turnitin.com website
    For this option, you’ll need to contact Kate Bejune via library@assumption.edu. She will set you up as an instructor in Turnitin.com, which will send you a temporary login via e-mail.  You can then access the site to upload your students’ papers directly. You may also enroll your students so they can submit assignments.

A Turnitin Quick Start guide for faculty is available on this page to the right.

What else can Turnitin do?

Self-evaluation -- Turnitin allows students to evaluate their own work for potential plagiarism prior to submitting it. Send them here for more info.

Peer review -- Turnitin offers an opportunity for you to have students review each others' work as part of the editing process.

Grademark -- Turnitin allows you to grade papers and add comments for your students directly online.

Assessment -- Turnitin allows you to create and apply rubrics for use in evaluation and assessment.

For more information, visit Turnitin.com, or contact Kate Bejune in the Library at library@assumption.edu

Where can I find out more information?