Turnitin is a suite of tools for improving student writing that includes ways of checking the originality of the writing to prevent plagiarism and providing detailed instructor and peer feedback for each student.

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Getting started How do I get started?

Set Up Your Instructor Account

If you are using Turnitin for the first time as an instructor

After your account is created:

Once you have setup your user account:

Informing Your Students

Please let your students know the following account setup and privacy information.

Student Account Setup

To submit your paper on www.turnitin.com, you will need to create a unique user profile, consisting of a username (e-mail address) and password.

          Important Privacy Information
          Information submitted to Turnitin is stored in the United States.
          Remove identifying information, such as your name and student number, from the text of any assignment submitted to Turnitin. 

In order to protect your privacy, please follow these instructions.

  1. Create an anonymous email address using one of the available free services.
  2. Go to www.turnitin.com.
  3. At the top right, go to Create Account and select Student.
  4. Enter the Class ID and Enrolment Password given to you by your instructor.
  5. Create an alias or pseudonym. Please remember to let your instructor know your alias.

You can submit a paper in two ways:

Removing Identifying Information

Please delete any identifying information from the original document prior to uploading it. This includes your name and student number in the document, as well as any metadata or hidden data that might be stored in the document itself.

To remove metadata from your Microsoft Word document:

For more details, check out Turnitin's Instructor Quickstart Guide and Instructor User Manual.

What tools can I use with this?

Turnitin has a suite of internal tools that includes:

Available support What support is available?

Contact turnitin.support@ubc.ca with questions. Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units.