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Turnitin Plagiarism Detection Service

What is Turnitin?

What is Turnitin?

Instructors can arrange to have papers submitted to the Trunk Assignments tool checked, by Turnitin, for potential unoriginal content by comparing submitted papers to several databases using a proprietary algorithm.  Turnitin scans the Internet, its own databases, and also has licensing agreements with large academic proprietary databases. Instructors receive (in the Trunk Assignments tool) an “Originality Report” from Turnitin for each student submission.

Why use Turnitin?

Check Originality

Many Tufts instructors that use student written papers as a means of accessing student work use Turnitin to check the originality of student submitted papers.

Check Sources

Turnitin is also used by Tufts instructors to check the original sources of material correctly quoted or footnoted by students in their papers.

How to use Turnitin

How to use Turnitin

Turnitin options

1- Turnitin can be used on any Trunk Assignment that requires the student to submit a document.

2- Instructors can choose to have the student paper become part of Turnitin’s database.

3- Instructors can allow students to view their Turnitin originality report.

4- Instructors can select the level of originality checking.

5- Instructors can select the databases against which the student paper will be checked.

How to get started with Turnitin

To get started with Turnitin, contact Educational Technology Services (edtech@tufts.edu) who will help you set up your account, train you in it's use, and advise on how top effectively incorporate it into your teaching.