Turnitin—an Internet-based plagiarism prevention system—is now available for use by all Syracuse University instructors, including those offering SU courses through Project Advance.

Turnitin allows instructors to upload student work (submitted as electronic files, such as a Word document) into the system and receive a report that identifies “matched text.” The instructor still must analyze the report for originality, but Turnitin does provide them with more information that can be used to make this determination.

If you plan to use TurnItIn in your classroom:

For more information, contact Rob Pusch, Project Advance Senior Associate Director in charge of instructional services, at rpusch@syr.edu.

Tutorials for TurnItIn

TurnItIn Guided Worksheets (PDF)

Project Advance Tutorials

Below are some short tutorials specifically designed by the Project Advance Instructional Design Team. For additional tutorials, see those developed at the TurnItIn.com website.

  • Quick Submit: Instructors can submit students’ papers without creating an assignment or class.
  • Reflection Assignment: Students can reflect on their writing process on a given assignment.
  • Revision Assignment: This is a way for students to submit multiple drafts for an instructor to revise.

TurnItIn Tutorials For Teachers

Setting Up Your Course in TurnItIn

  1. Creating Classes
  2. Creating Assignments
  3. Enrolling Students
  4. Submitting Papers
  5. Accessing the Assignment Inbox
  6. Managing Students

Originality Report (aka plagiarism checker)

  1. Viewing the Originality Report

GradeMark (progress grades, commenting, rubrics, & more)

  1. Using Marks and Comments
  2. Adding QuickMark Comments
  3. Using Rubrics for Grading
  4. Learning Additional Functions

PeerMark (peer review)

  1. Creating a PeerMark Assignment
  2. Writing a Review of a Student Paper
  3. Reading Peer Reviews

For Students

  1. Enrolling in an account
  2. Submitting a paper
  3. Viewing an Originality Report (youtube video)