Turnitin (legacy)

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Turnitin, the plagiarism checking tool, is available in Canvas. Turnitin allows instructors to receive student assignments electronically and also runs a plagiarism check as part of the submission process. These reports can be used to detect plagiarism and also shared with students as a teaching tool.

Turnitin checks student papers against the current and archived internet, scholarly databases, a global repository of student papers, and a Penn-only repository of student papers.

Important: Enable Turnitin before students submit assignments!

Turnitin must be enabled for a Canvas assignment before students begin uploading their submissions. If students have already submitted an assignment, you will not be able to enable Turnitin retroactively and will instead need to create a separate Turnitin assignment and then have students re-submit to that assignment.

For more information, please consult the directions for creating a Turnitin LTI assignment in Canvas.

Turnitin Instructions

Please consult the following information on how to use Turnitin in Canvas at Penn:

Turnitin Known Issues

The Turnitin Tips and Known Issues list is an important resource for learning how to work with issues when using the Turnitn should any arise. It is highly recommended that first-time Turnitin  users read this list. Also, the list is updated with new information each time an issue is discovered, so it is also recommended that experienced Turnitin users bookmark this list.