Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback.


Getting Started

You can enable Turnitin as part of a new Canvas assignment. Turnitin is enabled on a per-assignment basis in Canvas. Turnitin uses your user role for authentication and uses your Canvas account to create and manage assignments.

To get started:

Please Note:

Reports may take 24 hours to process.

Similarity Report for your submitted file is usually created within 5 to 10 minutes of submission. That is for an average paper of 500 to 1000 words. Longer papers will take a little more time.

If you do not get a report back quickly be patient. During high volume times such as midterm or finals, heavy use can cause delays. Check the status on their Twitter feed or using the Check Service Status button in this page's sidebar. Please note that multiple submissions can cause Similarity Reports to take 24-hours to regenerate. During this time, you may not have access to the Similarity Report or the similarity index (percentage).

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