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Topic Overview

Turnitin is an internet-based plagiarism-detection service. Essays are submitted to Turnitin website, which checks the documents originality. The results can be used to detect plagiarism or in formative exercises help students learn how to avoid plagiarism and improve their writing.

Documentation from Turnitin

Turnitin provides documentation for instructors on how to create, manage, and grade assignments in Blackboard. It also provides documentation for students on how to create submissions and view feedback.

ITS-Created Documentation

The following links point to additional documentation on how to use Turnitin with example screenshots from our Blackboard environment and to other Turnitin-relevant resources at Syracuse. 

Turnitin at the Library

Creating a Turnitin Assignment

Retrieving Student Turnitin Assignments

Submitting Turnitin Assignments- Students

Viewing Instructor Comments on Turnitin Assignments

Interpreting Turnitin Originality Report

Viewing Originality Report on a Turnitin Submitted Paper - Students