What is Turnitin?
It's an online tool that you and your instructor can use to check for plagiarism in the content of your written work. After creating your account, you'll be able to add courses using the class ID and enrollment keys provided by your instructors and the Academic Success Centre.
Why should I use Turnitin?
Turnitin is a great tool that you should consider using regularly to help you stay away from plagiarism. Here are a few examples of when you would use it while working on an assignment:
- As part of a group project so that you all have a way of double-checking the authenticity of each others' contributions
- As a way of checking your own ability to paraphrase and use quotations effectively and honestly
Note: Some of your instructors will require you to use it and will have it set up as part of their course.