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. eCourseware integration has been done to make checking student work a seamless task.

Where Do I Begin?

Familiarize yourself with the current UofM policies regarding academic integrity that 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 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 Turnitin.com'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 11, 2018) 

Create your Instructor Account

You MUST submit a TurnItIn Service Request to have your TurnItIn account activated. 

Enable TurnItIn on eCourseware

Instructions to enable TurnItIn in eCourseware Dropbox Tool

Next Steps

Learn the components of the Originality Check within Turnitin

Turnitin Instructor's Manual