What is it?

Turnitin.com is best known as an online plagiarism detection service through its OriginalityCheck product. While OriginalityCheck is designed to identify plagiarism, it can also be used by students to improve their use of citations and quotations through the submission of draft papers. Other products are available through Turnitin.com, including PeerMark, a service designed to facilitate peer feedback on written assignments. CityU encourages faculty to create Turnitin.com assignment links in their online courses in order to make these services available to students. Some programs at CityU require the use of Turnitin.com for student papers.


How do I get access?

Student access to Turnitin.com services is available through faculty-created links in their online courses.

Faculty access to Turnitin.com is through accounts created automatically upon hiring by the lead academic administrative assistant, Molly Lyman (mlyman@cityu.edu).


Who do I contact if I have problems?

Primary support for Turnitin.com is available through the company’s online Help Site

CityU’s Blackboard Support team (bbsupport@cityu.edu) may also be able to answer faculty or student questions.


Where Can I Learn More?

Students can learn more about Turnitin.com and how to access and interpret originality reports through Turnitin.com Student Training video and written resources.  For additional support with writing, or for help with math, science, and business studies, students may also use the Smarthinking online tutoring service. 

Faculty can learn more about Turnitin.com through Turnitin.com Instructor Training video and written resources, including important information on how to configure assignments and how to read originality reports.

Information for faculty on how to create a Turnitin.com assignment in Blackboard, customize submission settings, and access student paper originality reports is also available on CityU’s Blackboard Wizard site (faculty login required).  CityU requires faculty to provide feedback on student assignments and grade student work within the CityU online course shell rather than via Turnitin.com’s GradeMark service.


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