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Turnitin for Students

​Turnitin allows educators to check students’ work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases using advanced search technology. Originality reports are generated to provide instructors with the opportunity to safeguard their students’ academic integrity.

Submit a Paper to Turnitin

  1. After completing your assignment, login to Blackboard Learn and enter the course for which the assignment is due.
  2. Locate the Turnitin assignment, and then click View/Complete.
  3. a screenshot of the View/Complete button
    Note: Your professor may have given the assignment different title.
  4. You will be taken to the Turnitin Submit Paper Screen. From the dropdown box choose a method of submitting paper:
    • single file upload
    • multiple file upload
    • cut & paste upload
    • zip file upload
    a screenshot of the Submission Method drop down menu
    NOTE: Files cannot exceed 20 MB. Turnitin accepts MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF and plain text files.
  5. Click Browse to locate file(s) on your computer. You may also copy and paste text if you wish.
  6. Once file is located and selected, click the upload button.
  7. a screenshot of the browse for file button and the upload button
  8. You will see a preview of the file you are about to submit. If this is correct, click Submit Paper.
  9. a screenshot of the Submit Paper button
  10. Once the paper has been submitted, you will receive a successful submission confirmation. Click OK.

a screenshot of the Paper Submitted success message

Read Originality Report

If the instructor has chosen to allow students to view the originality report, it will be visible to students after it has been processed, showing a potential plagiarism percentage of text that was matched or found on the sources checked (student paper repository; current and archived internet; periodicals, journals, and publications).

  1. Once the originality report has been processed, you may click directly on the percentage shown to open that document and review the report.
  2. a screenshot of the originalty score along with the link to the assignment, link to an unformatted document, and link to the doc
    The document you submitted is shown on the left, and the locations of any source documents are shown on the right.
  3. Click on the identified text on the left to display the text in context at the source site on the right.

a screenshot of the Originality report with the source site pane

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Last updated 12/13/2020 9:07 PM