Answered By: Timothy Grasso
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2019     Views: 208

Turnitin is an online plagiarism detection service that some faculty utilize as part of the assignment submission process on Canvas. Turnitin produces a similarity report that highlights student paper content that matches the turnitin document database. The report must be analyzed to determine what passages are legitimate uses of existing language (e.g. direct citation/ quoting), and what passages might constitute plagiarism.

Students are able to run a sample check on their papers before final submission on the canvas help resource page

See the links below for more information about turnitin and for turnitin instructions for both students and faculty.