What is Turnitin?                                5843577306_06fd6132f7_z

“Turnitin is the leading originality checking and plagiarism prevention service used by millions of students and faculty, and thousands of institutions worldwide. Turnitin encourages best practices for using and citing other people’s written material. The service offers a complete web-based service to manage the process of submitting and tracking papers electronically, providing better—and faster—feedback to students.” – Turnitin FAQ.

Below we provide tutorials for both instructors and students when getting started.

 For instructors:

This video covers how to set up an assignment in Canvas to be associated with Turnitin.

This video covers how to use Feedback Studio in Turn It In to provide feedback and generate similarity reports .

This video covers the functionality of the ETS E-Rater layer in the Feedback Studio.

This video covers how to check similarity scores in Canvas and and use SpeedGrader for assignment annotations.

This video covers how to create and use rubrics in Turn It In.

This video covers how to create PeerMark assignments for students.

For students:

This video covers how to submit a paper using Turnitin.

This video covers how you can view your assignment feedback.

This video covers how to complete a peer review using Turnitin.


Here at PLNU we have a Turnitin integration with Canvas, making it easy and convenient for both students and instructors to use. For questions about using Turnitin in your course, contact our resident expert, Barbara Klett at bklett@pointloma.edu .

For more information and general questions about Turnitin, visit the Turnitin Help Center.