What is Turnitin?
Turnitin is a web-based system that allows student papers to be submitted and checked for plagiarism. The Turnitin system compares student papers with sources available on the Internet, select commercial article databases, and papers submitted at UW or other institutions using Turnitin. For every paper submitted to Turnitin, a unique customized Originality Report is generated. Each report identifies the matches that the system made, which can then be investigated.
The University of Washington has a site license for Turnitin. Canvas instructors can set Assignments that are submitted online to be submitted for a Turnitin check. When submitting such assignments, students will see a note that the assignment will be checked for plagiarism. When the review is complete, instructors receive the unique Originality Report.
How to use it?
Turnitin is available through Canvas. Instructors using Canvas can quickly and easily set up Turnitin when creating an assignment in Canvas. Turnitin can also be used for students to submit assignments for review.
There are step-by-step instructions for instructors on using Turnitin in Canvas.
Students can follow these step-by step instructions on submitting a Turnitin Assignment.