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Teaching Resources for Faculty: Turn It In

We're here to help you incorporate library skills into your classes, as well as help you brush up on new tools that might be helpful for your own research. We offer: in-class workshops, customized research guides, one-on-one consultations, and much more.

What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is a tool you can use to help identify and reduce plagiarism in your courses.  It compares your students' work with a database of over 90,000 journals, periodicals, and books and more than 135 million student papers and generates OriginalityCheck reports for you to review.

How can I start using Turnitin for my assignments?

There are two easy ways to start using Turnitin at Assumption:


  1. Through Brightspace (recommended method): 
    If your course has a Brightspace site, you can create a Turnitin assignment there. For questions about Turnitin through Blackboard, please contact Ross Petrain at
  2. Directly through the website
    For this option, you’ll need to contact Kate Bejune, at She will set you up as an instructor in, which will send you a temporary login via e-mail.  You can then access the site, log in, and search.log in to the site to enroll your students so they can submit assignments. You can also upload your students’ papers directly using this option. A Turnitin Quick Start guide for faculty is available on this page below.

Turnitin OriginalityCheck Demo

This short video gives an overview of the features of the OriginalityCheck reports that Turnitin generates for your students' assignments.

What else can Turnitin do?

Self-evaluation -- Turnitin allows students to evaluate their own work for potential plagiarism prior to submitting it. Send them here for more info.

Peer review -- Turnitin offers an opportunity for you to have students review each others' work as part of the editing process.

Grademark -- Turnitin allows you to grade papers and add comments for your students directly online.

Assessment -- Turnitin allows you to create and apply rubrics for use in evaluation and assessment.

For more information, visit, or contact Kate Bejune in the Library at

Where can I find out more information?

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