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Turnitin: Academic Integrity Software

TurnItIn: Academic Integrity Software

What is TurnItIn?

"Recognized worldwide as the standard in online plagiarism prevention, TurnItIn helps educators and students take full advantage of the internet's educational potential. Used by thousands of institutions in over fifty countries, TurnItIn's products promote originality in student work, improve student writing and research skills, encourage collaborative learning, and save valuable instructor time."


What is the tool good for?

The University of Memphis has secured a site license for faculty to use TurnItIn to maintain the high-level of academic integrity that is reflected by the institution. Faculty can request licensing information, instructions, and additional information by filling in the request linked below. 

Before accessing TurnItIn, you should read the Getting Started Guide. By following the access link you are confirming that you have reviewed the Getting Started Guide and agree to abide by the principles set forth.  


Gain Access to TurnItIn

If you need additional assistance or want more information about requesting a license, please submit an online help request form.


Faculty Legal Advisory Statement

Faculty may include the following statement about using TurnItIn provided by the Office of Legal Counsel in their syllabus for students. If you have any questions about this statement please contact the Office of Legal Counsel.

“Your written work may be submitted to, or a similar electronic detection method, for an evaluation of the originality of your ideas and proper use and attribution of sources. As part of this process, you may be required to submit electronic as well as hard copies of your written work, or be given other instructions to follow. By taking this course, you agree that all assignments may undergo this review process and that the assignment may be included as a source document in's restricted access database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism in such documents. Any assignment not submitted according to the procedures given by the instructor may be penalized or may not be accepted at all.” (Office of Legal Counsel, October 17, 2005)

Here’s a listing of all the currently available TurnItIn tools licensed to UoM faculty and students:

  • TurnItIn - Originality Checking (anti-plagiarism).
  • TurnItIn Integration with D2L via the Dropbox (through eCourseware).
  • Grademark - Paperless document grading by faculty.
  • Peermark - Allows students to mark up each other’s papers.

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