Turnitin is an intellectual property verification tool. Turnitin serves as a plagiarism checker in that it: flags text that has been identified as closely matching other Internet, article, or student resources; displays possible sources where that text is located; and indicates the percentage of a paper that is attributable to other sources. The tool will ideally reduce overt and accidental plagiarism by helping students understand quotation attribution and citations.
SIUE also licenses two additional components of the Turnitin suite:
Turnitin accepts the following file formats: Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx), plain text (TXT), rich text (RTF), PDF, HTML, WordPerfect, and PostScript.
Instructors can set up Turnitin assignments in their Blackboard courses to let students submit papers. Instructors not using Blackboard can also set up courses on the Turnitin site to let students submit papers; in this case, both instructors and students will need to create accounts on the Turnitin site. In both instances, the student submissions are checked against Turnitin's comprehensive databases of source materials and Originality Reports are generated that list the results of the matching process.
NEW! iPad App for Turnitin: Instructors can now view and grade students papers using the Turnitin App for iPad. This app has all the features of GradeMark, including comments, grading with rubrics, voice comments, view originality reports, and grading offline.
NOTE: This is only for instructor's use. Students cannot use this app to upload papers.
See instructions for creating a Tii account, downloading, and using the app.
See the video for a demonstration or visit Turnitin Instructor Training for more information.
NOTE: Turnitin for iPad (v1.2.1) is now available in your App store. This updated version will address compatibility issues with iOS7. If you have updated your app prior to October 22nd, please update the app.
Please select a link below to view additional information and resources.
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For more information about or additional help with Turnitin, contact Information Technology Services at (618) 650-5500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information about plagiarism, consult the plagiarism.org resource and education site created by Turnitin.