UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology

APPS & Tools


What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is a cloud-based service which identifies plagiarism by comparing submitted work against a database of sources. A submission made to an assignment will generate a Similarity Report, which is the result of the comparison between the text of the submission against the search targets selected for the assignment.

From the Publisher

Turnitin claims to address the originality of student work and emerging trends in misconduct using comprehensive and holistic plagiarism detection solutions.


  • Check for similarity against our industry-leading content database
  • Reveal text manipulations meant to bypass integrity checks
  • Access dashboards that help identify risks and conduct cohort analysis
  • Features clear and actionable data points provided for every submission


Support Docs
from CIRT

Supplementary to TurnItIn’s Official Support, CIRT has created the following support documents related to this app: