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What is Turnitin?

Turnitin (Tii) is a digital plagiarism detection tool that can help ensure that student academic writing submissions are free of unintentional or intentional plagiarism. Turnitin functionality is now available via Canvas assignments to help with plagiarism detection and grading. 

Effective Fall 2017, Turnitin will replace Blackboard’s integrated plagiarism detection software, SafeAssign.

Plagiarism Detection

Whether seeking to discourage plagiarism or to provide students with a developmental writing tool, Turnitin can help both faculty and students maintain academic integrity. Turnitin’s  OriginalityCheck compares writing submission against submissions of other students, digital resources and journals.

Grading Tools

Turnitin’s GradeMark features offer faculty an array of feedback and grading tools for commenting, checking grammar, and more via the Feedback Studio. 

Turnitin Training Resources

Turnitin provides a variety of training resources and supports to help instructors and students use the combined power of Canvas and Turnitin. Select your role below to explore these resources.

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Canvas Guides: Turnitin

Canvas offers support resources for both instructors and students using Turnitin (Tii) functions in Canvas. Check out the following resources to get started using Turnitin with your Canvas assignments today!

Instructor Guides

Student Guides

Do you have additional questions?
Check our Turnitin FAQs!