Turnitin (Academic Integrity)

Turnitin is an online plagiarism prevention software. It helps promote originality in student work, improve student writing/research skills, encourage collaborative learning, and save instructor time. Canvas integration has been done to make checking student work a seamless task. 

Where Do I Begin?

Update yourself with the current UofM policies regarding academic integrity. These are listed in the student handbook (PDF) and faculty handbooks.

Read the Faculty Legal Advisory Statement provided by the Office of Legal Counsel regarding Turnitin use by your students. You should also include this statement in your student syllabus:

Your written work may be submitted to Turnitin.com or a similar electronic detection method for rating originality of your ideas and evaluating the proper use of assignment sources. As part of this process, you may be required to submit an electronic as well as hard copies of your work. By taking this course, you agree that all assignments may undergo this review process. The assignment may be included as a source document in Turnitin.com's restricted-access database. It is solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism in such documents. Assignments not submitted according to the instructor's procedures may be penalized or may not be accepted at all.” (Office of Legal Counsel, October 11, 2018) 

Enabling Turnitin in Canvas

Instructions to enable Turnitin in Canvas.

Enabling an account on Turnitin.com

Submit a Turnitin service request to have your account activated.

Next Steps

Learn the components of the Originality Check within Turnitin

Turnitin Instructor's Manual

Note: When requesting the deletion of papers from the database you MUST have the following information: Instructor email, Submission ID Number, Class ID Number, and Assignment Name. To request a deletion of a paper in Turnitin, please use the Service Request System.