Turnitin

Turnitin

Coming Fall 2024

What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is a comprehensive tool that helps maintain the originality of student work by comparing submissions against an extensive database of academic content, web pages, and student papers. The similarity reports generated by Turnitin highlight matching text and provide a similarity score, enabling faculty to quickly identify potential instances of plagiarism.

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Available Monday, June 24, 2024

Current Unicheck Users - Action Required

If you are currently using Unicheck, you will need to update each assignment’s Plagiarism Review setting by selecting “Turnitin” from the dropdown menu. Once Unicheck is disabled at the end of the Summer 2024 semester, Canvas will default to no plagiarism checking. On Monday, June 24, 2024, we will be enabling Turnitin to allow faculty to begin updating their assignment settings. Please note that Turnitin should NOT be used in Summer 2024 courses. 

Upcoming Trainings

Training information coming soon. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 5/28/2024

The parent company of Unicheck announced that the Unicheck service would be discontinued at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year. In preparation for this, Academic Innovation conducted a review of available plagiarism tools and selected Turnitin for its comprehensive feature set and ease of use. 

Turnitin can be accessed using the same steps as Unicheck.

For Faculty, this is within the Plagiarism Review section of the Edit Assignment page. 

For Students, you will follow the same steps when submitting any standard Canvas assignment. 

At this time, we have decided not to enable the AI Writing Detector due to concerns about potential false positives.

Yes, following the conclusion of the Summer 2024 semester, Academic Innovation will coordinate with Unicheck to migrate our institutional database to Turnitin. 

Internet
An active archive of 90+ billion current and archived web pages.

Publications
A collection of over 80 million articles from library databases, textbook publishers, digital reference collections, subscription-based publications, homework helper sites, and books.

Crossref
A collection of published scholarly works.

Crossref Posted Content
A collection of scholarly works that have been submitted but not yet published.

Submitted Works
All items previously submitted to the UTSA repository and publicly submitted works.