Turnitin provides tools for text similarity detection, grading, and peer review. It helps deter and prevent plagiarism by checking student-submitted work against a variety of sources including student papers, web content, and journals and publications.
Turnitin checks student work against an online database and generates a report showing text matches and other data. Turnitin also provides instructors with an assortment of grading tools including rubrics, voice comments, and the ability to grade papers via mobile application.
Grades entered in Turnitin are automatically entered in the Blackboard grade center. You can also use Turnitin to allow students to conduct peer reviews of papers submitted by classmates.
Teaching with Turnitin
Using Turnitin with LTI Select the Blackboard tab.
Turnitin Guides and Resources
Visit the CIT Knowledge Base for step-by-step guides, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Technical and access issues
The Center for Instructional Technology manages UA’s instance of Turnitin and provides technical support for its use. Contact CIT for Turnitin help.
UA Online instructors and students should contact UA Online Technical Support .
Teaching and learning
CIT can help you find creative and effective ways to integrate Turnitin and other instructional technologies into your classroom or online course. Contact CIT to schedule a one-on-one consultation or an instruction session for your group.
Turnitin Workshops and Webinars
CIT offers workshops, webinars, and individual and group training on Turnitin and other UA instructional technologies.
UA Center for Instructional Technology Teaching with Turnitin Sessions
CIT’s Teaching with Turnitin workshops and webinars aim to help you get started with and get the most out of Turnitin.
View on-demand webinars:
- Working with Turnitin: A Session for Instructors (U Alabama Fall 2023)
- Interpreting the Turnitin Similarity Report
Turnitin Group and Individual Instruction
In addition to our workshops and webinars, we are happy to offer individual and group instruction to members of the University community.