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Uphold academic integrity, ensure original work from students, and address even the most sophisticated potential misconduct.


Turnitin is a plagiarism detection tool that will identify unoriginal content by highlighting similarities to a large collection of internet, academic, and student paper content. Turnitin also provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time.

How to Use

Instructors and students can interact with Turnitin without ever leaving Canvas. Instructors can enable Turnitin in Canvas. To add Turnitin to an assignment:

  1. In the editing interface, set the Submission Type to External Tool
  2. Select Turnitin.
  3. Click Save, and Turnitin will be embedded in the assignment.

Guides and Tutorials

The DE Turnitin page has information on enabling Turnitin in Canvas, available settings, and how students submit a Turnitin assignment.

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For troubleshooting, we recommend calling Canvas Support. Log in and click Help for the phone number. If Canvas cannot resolve the issue, contact the Turnitin Helpdesk.

Contact the Turnitin Helpdesk online through support.turnitin.com, or by emailing tiisupport@turnitin.com. For more immediate support, call the Turnitin Helpdesk at (866) 816-5046 ext. 241. During peak times calls may be routed to voicemail. You should receive a response within 24-48 hours.

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