Turnitin is plagiarism prevention system that makes it easy to identify students who submit unoriginal work. It acts as a powerful deterrent to stop plagiarism before it starts.
All work submitted to Turnitin is checked against three databases of content:
- a copy of the publicly accessible Internet,
- millions of published works,
- every student paper ever submitted to Turnitin.
Students can upload the following documents:
- Microsoft Word™ (DOC and DOCX)*
- Corel WordPerfect®
- Adobe PostScript®
- Plain text (TXT)
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
- Portable Document Format (PDF)
- OpenOffice (ODT)
- Hangul (HWP)
NOTE: PDF documents must contain text to be submitted. PDF files containing only images of text will be rejected during the upload attempt.
- Turnitin is now integrated with Moodle.
- Faculty, request an account for your course using our Request Turnitin form.
- Students, check with your professor if you are unsure if your course uses Turnitin.
Suggested Syllabus Policy
Faculty are advised to review and consider instituting the suggested syllabus policy found at the University's Office of General Counsel website on Plagiarism Detection Services. As indicated, a student must provide written consent and permission using the Turnitin Consent Form [PDF] before work can be submitted to Turnitin.com.
Quickstarts & User Guides
PeerMark is a peer review assignment tool. Students can read, review and evaluate one or more papers submitted by their peers.
If you already have an account, here are some useful links to information at the Turnitin website:
- How to Interpret Turnitin Reports for Students (Courtesy of Oxford Brookes University)
- What is Plagiarism?
- Preventing Plagiarism
- Research and Plagiarism
- Plagiarism FAQ
- Documents and Manuals