Plagiarism-detection Software

To all faculty, staff, and administrators from the Associate Provost of Information Resource Management

OIT is pleased to announce that we have licensed for use at FAU. Turnitin is the world's most widely recognized and trusted resource for preventing Internet plagiarism.

Turnitin is an easy-to-use service that prevents and detects plagiarism by comparing papers to billions of pages on the Internet and to turnitin's own database of submitted papers. Protection of student privacy is a high priority. will not release any student information or paper to any third party without specific consent.

How does it work? Students or faculty log into their account, find the appropriate class, and then either "copy-and-paste" their paper into a text box or attach a file (just like an email attachment) and submit it.

The good news is that there is no additional work for faculty! Faculty can have students submit their papers directly to turnitin by distributing the class id and class enrollment password to their class. Faculty members may also choose to submit papers themselves. The results of a submitted paper are compiled into one report and sent to the faculty member's turnitin inbox.

Please note that if you are using turnitin as a plagiarism detection tool you must include a note to that effect in your syllabus.

To get started, requests for TurnItIn accounts can be submitted via the online helpdesk at

User manuals and Quickstart Tours can be found on the ITSS website at

Content Last Updated on: April 25, 2014
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