Turnitin is a comprehensive cloud-based solution that helps check students' work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against the world's largest comparison database. 

  • Are you experiencing technical difficulties using Turnitin?  You can quickly check the current system operational status on the Turnitin Status page for the current system functional status.
  • New feature: Turnitin Draft Coach available Microsoft® Word for the web. Turnitin Draft Coach- allows users correct grammar, check for similarity, and improve citations.   

Turnitin Assignments in Blackboard

"Turnitin Direct Assignment" has been replaced with "Turnitin Assignment" in the Build Content tab.

Turnitin LTI 1.3 Information Session for TAMU-CC (recorded January 13, 2022)

How does it work?

  • Students submit their electronic documents to the link provided by the instructor. The submitted work is checked against the most extensive academic database and the Internet.
  • Instructors view the paper in its original format.
  • Turnitin shows how much of the student's paper matches content from our databases so instructors can quickly understand how much of the paper is unoriginal.
  • Unoriginal content is highlighted and color-coded, and the original source appears with the percentage of content originating from that source.
  • Control what information appears in your Originality Report by filtering out bibliographic, quoted, or small match sizes.

Turnitin Integration with Blackboard and Features

  • The Turnitin LTI is integrated with Blackboard - no separate user account is needed.
  • Find "Turnitin LTI" under your Blackboard course's Build Content drop-down menu.
  • The Turnitin plug-in provides a more Blackboard-like experience for delivering Turnitin Originality Checking and GradeMark services.
  • Turnitin OriginalityCheck and GradeMark are integrated into the standard Blackboard user interface alongside other Blackboard components.
  • Turnitin launched the AI Writing detector. The tool complements Turnitin’s similarity-checking workflow and is integrated with the LMS, providing a seamless, familiar experience. Watch an overview video and learn more about the tool. Access the FAQ page for any additional information.

Turnitin.com access

To use Turnitin.com, you will need an active Turnitin.com account which can be obtained using one of the two options below:

  1. An instructor Turnitin.com account is automatically created when the instructor uses Turnitin in a Blackboard course.  To use Turnitin.com, the instructor would log in using their university email address and execute a password reset.
  2. The instructor submits a request via Service Desk's Online Portal to have a Turnitin.com account created.

Resources and Tutorials

For Instructors (use Original View)

Turnitin Support

For Students (use Original View)