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. Check out our document Turnitin Getting Started to begin.

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. Also to evaluate proper use and assignment of sources. As part of this process, you may require to submit electronic as well as hard copies of your work. Other instructions to follow may also be given. 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 eCourseware

Instructions to enable Turnitin in eCourseware Dropbox Tool

Enabling an account on Turnitin.com

  1. Go to Turnitin.com. 
  2. Click on the Login link.
  3. Click on the Forgot our password? Click here link.
  4. Enter your University of Memphis email address.
  5. Enter your last name or family name.
  6. Click next.
  7. An email will be sent to you with a link to reset your password.
  8. Click the reset link. You will be directed to a password reset page.
  9. Click the link and follow the prompts to reset your password.
  10. Once successfully logged in, submit the assignment(s) as required.


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.