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Turnitin is a plagiarism detection device meant to aid students and faculty in their joint effort to reduce plagiarism and promote originality in student papers.

At Winthrop, Turnitin is integrated into Blackboard - faculty can create Turnitin assignments directly within Blackboard. Use these instructions to get started. 


Turnitin is managed through the Winthrop Office of Online Learning. Send questions to

More information from Turnitin

Turnitin main web site
Turnitin Support Site 

Creating a class/managing assignments

General Instructions for Instructors

  1. You can use the Turnitin integration with Blackboard to get started. 
  2. After you are logged in to Blackboard, you may add classes. 
    • Click on the "Add New Class" button, and fill out the form on the screen. 
    • You will need to create a new class for each course in which students will be submitting papers.  
    • After you have created the class, Turnitin will assign a class ID number.  Your students will need this ID number as well as the password you created to enroll in the class. 
  3. Now you must create the assignment for the class.
    • Click on the class name in your list of classes.
    • Click on the "Assignments" button on the toolbar at the top of the screen. 
    • Follow the directions on the screen to create assignments.  Assignments have "Begin" and "End' dates which must be different.  (If you create an assignment with the same beginning and ending dates, no papers can be submitted.)
  4. After the assignment is created, tell your students to submit papers at least 24 hours before the assignment is due, giving you a chance to see the results.
  5. When a student submits a paper, you will see the color coded results and can discuss the paper and the results with each student as needed.

Need more help? Check out more detailed instructions for instructors here: 

General Instructions for Students

  1. If you have not previously used Turnitin, you must first register as new user. 
  2. Go to the Turnitin Home Page, click on "Create A User Profile".  You must be enrolled in a class that is using Turnitin before you can create a user profile.  In addition, your professor must have given you the class ID number and password for the class.  (If you have used Turnitin before, enter your E-mail address and password, then click on the "Log In" button.)
  3. You may now join the classes specified by your professors by clicking on "join new class"  (You will need to know the class ID number and the password for each class.)
    • You must join each class for each Professor before you can submit papers to those classes.  
    • Each student in the class should register separately and submit papers independently.
    • Turnitin accepts the last submission to each session. If you submit multiple drafts during a given login session, it will accept only the last paper submitted.
    • You cannot submit a paper to a class if the Professor has not created an assignment in Turnitin.

Need more help? Check out more detailed instructions for students here: