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Turnitin Originality

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Turnitin Originality is web-based tool that compares student papers with online sources and paper repositories and returns a detailed report on similarities. Its solutions promote academic integrity, deter plagiarism, and improve student outcomes. Turnitin has been integrated to our Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas.


Assignment Setup

Creating an assignment

Customizing the Similarity Report

Setting Similarity Report availability

Submission indexing options


Document details


The Similarity Report

How your students submit to an assignment

Accessing the Similarity Report

Bibliography and quote exclusion definitions

Excluding content from the Similarity Report

Excluding an individual source

Excluding search repositories

Re-including a source

Interpreting the Similarity Score


Printing a document



Submitting to an Assignment

The Similarity Report

Accessing the Similarity Report

Interpreting the similarity score

Bibliography and quote exclusion definitions

Printing a document

System Requirements

To ensure top performance we would recommend the following settings as a minimum.

Desktop Operating Systems

Windows® 7, 8.1, 10
Mac OS X Intel v10.7+, El Capitan 10.11

Supported Browsers

The current and one previous version of the following browsers are supported by the vendor.
Microsoft Edge

Technical Requirements

3GB of RAM or more
1024×768 display or higher Broadband internet connection
Internet browser set to allow all cookies from
Javascript enabled

Current system requirement can be found on the Turnitin System Requirements webpage.

Turnitin Status

Turnitin Support Center