Turnitin and Canvas (Instructors)

Turnitin is an electronic text matching system that compares text in a student assignment against a database of sources. Turnitin is frequently used as a plagiarism detection application. Best practices from instructors suggest that Turnitin OriginalityCheck can be used as a teaching tool to address citation and academic honesty. 

The following statement must appear on a course syllabus if Turnitin or other antiplagiarism tool is used in the course:

In an effort to ensure the integrity of the academic process, Texas Woman’s University vigorously affirms the importance of academic honesty as defined by the Student Handbook. Therefore, in an effort to detect and prevent plagiarism, faculty members at Texas Woman’s University may now use a tool called Turnitin to compare a student’s work with multiple sources. It then reports a percentage of similarity and provides links to those specific sources. The tool itself does not determine whether or not a paper has been plagiarized. Instead, that judgment must be made by the individual faculty member.

Optional statements:

  1. All required assignments in this course may be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin.
  2. Some of the required assignments in this course or may be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin.
  3. Assignments will be randomly checked for plagiarism using Turnitin.

Turnitin resources include:

  1. Turnitin Documentation: Feedback Studio Instructor

TWU resources include:

  1. Submitting a Turnitin Assignment Google Slides
  2. To get started or for personalized assistance using Turnitin, please partner with the Instructional Designers in Teaching and Learning with Technology.
  3. To request technical support, submit a Technology Service Desk email to start a ticket.
External Links:
  1. Turnitin Documentation - Feedback Studio Instructor: https://help.turnitin.com/feedback-studio/turnitin-website/instructor/instructor-category.htm
  2. Technology Service Desk: servicedesk@twu.edu


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