Turnitin

Turnitin is an Internet-based plagiarism-prevention service created by iParadigms, LLC.

Essays written by students are submitted to Turnitin, which checks the documents for unoriginal content. The results can be used to identify similarities to existing sources or can be used in formative assessment to help students learn how to avoid plagiarism and improve their writing.

Our new Learning Management System, Canvas, has Turnitin integrated inside it.

The Turnitin website has additional resources, such as White Papers, Webcasts, Research, and Blogs that showcases the features and potential of this software.  Visit the Turnitin Resource Webpage to access these resources.

Important Update:

Starting on June 1, 2014, Turnitin, a plagiarism detection software, will only be available through the integration with Canvas. The version previously available through login on the Turnitin website will no longer be available due to FERPA concerns. That site asks for student social security numbers. The integrated version of Turnitin, accessed by logging into Canvas, at https://sjsu.instructure.com, provides all of the same capabilities and functionalities that were available on the Turnitin website version. This includes Originality Check, GradeMark, PeerMark, Grade Anything, and ETS® e-rater.

 

There are two options to use Turnitin

Option 1: Enabling the Turnitin Online option 

  • You can enable Turnitin in the editing options while selecting the Online option under the submission type for an assignment. In this option, you can see the Originality Check and use GradeMark.

Student

Submitting the assignment and viewing the similarity report 

Instructor:

Enabling Turnitin in Assignments Guide 

View and comment Turnitin submissions

Option 2: Using the Turnitin External Tool

  • You can enable Turnitin in the editing options when selecting the External Tool option under the Submission type for an assignment. In this option, you can see the Originality Check, use GradeMark, PeerMark, Grade Anything, and the ETS® e-rater® technology.  

      Student

      Submitting the assignment with Turnitin LTI

Instructor:

How to adjust Turnitin Assignment settings for storing papers 

How to Integrate Turnitin LTI with Canvas

 

Question?

Please contact ecampus@sjsu.edu for further information.