Turnitin FAQ's for instructors
Please refer to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards . You may also wish to consult with your department head.
A. Yes, although not with a mobile device at this time. See more details here on working with the TurnItIn gradebook.
If you are an instructor who uses Canvas and want to upload a student’s paper directly to TurnItIn, there are a few steps involved. The first part is to create a TurnItIn web account, and the second part is to enable Quick Submit on that account:
Yes. Data is kept secure at all times and is only used for purposes of assisting the instructor in assessing the assignment. Students always maintain ownership of any work submitted to TurnItIn.
TurnItIn is a Web-based service that identifies passages in submitted papers that match passages in other sources, such as websites, articles in scholarly journals, and other student papers. TurnItIn then generates an Originality Report, which highlights passages of matching text. See more information on TurnItIn here. TurnItIn does not state outright whether or not plagiarism has occurred. Plagiarism is a large category that includes many different behaviors, ranging from poorly paraphrasing a cited source to purchasing a paper and submitting it as one’s own work. While no software can make a blanket statement about whether a paper contains plagiarism, TurnItIn does provide originality reports that show which passages from submitted papers match other sources. To make a determination about whether a paper contains plagiarized material, analysis is required. Originality reports make analysis easier and more convenient.
Yes, any course using this software should include a statement in the syllabus. You may use or adapt the following:
“Your instructor may ask you to submit one or more of your writing assignments to the TurnItIn plagiarism prevention service via Canvas (do not submit directly to the TurnItIn website). Your assignment content will be checked against Internet sources, academic journal articles, and the papers of other OSU students, for common or borrowed content. TurnItIn generates a report that highlights any potentially unoriginal text in your paper. Papers that you submit through TurnItIn for this class or any class will be added to the OSU TurnItIn database and may be checked against other OSU paper submissions. You will retain all rights to your written work."