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Reveal content matches in student writing. Help students take ownership of their work and practice proper citation. Students see source matches and instructor feedback directly on their work, or in a conveniently formatted downloadable report. Reach your students with voice and text comments on specific phrases or entire assignments. Save time with custom or pre-defined drag-and-drop sets of customizable comments. Grade objectively and consistently with standards-aligned rubrics and show students how specific parts of their work affect their grade. Automatically distribute work and collect student feedback anonymously.

Achieving Academic Integrity

Academic integrity and responsible behavior are a part of the learning and teaching conversations, no matter the course modality. Explore the following approaches and methods which emphasize prevention and education on the Achieving Academic Integrity page.


  • Check for Potential Plagiarism
  • Use Drag and Drop Comments
  • Leave Voice Comments
  • Grade by Rubric
  • Peer Review
  • Responsive design works on multiple devices

Getting Started

Instructor Resources

Using TurnItIn with your Canvas course

To require TurnItIn on an assignment in your Canvas course, use the Creating an assignment guide on the TurnItIn website.


  • If you duplicate a Canvas assignment that has ‘Plagiarism Review = TurnItIn’, the duplicate will default to ‘Plagiarism Review = None’. You will need to configure the TurnItIn settings again in the duplicated assignment if you want to receive a plagiarism similarity report.
  • If you import an assignment from another Canvas course, the TurnItIn settings will be preserved. Caveat: If you import from a course that used the external tool rather than the new TurnItIn Framework tool, the original settings SHOULD transfer correctly but check it over carefully!
  • The TurnItIn Instructor Guides are a great source of information. However, it is worth noting that the “copying a course” guide does not apply to ISU instructors.

Syllabus Statement

Add the statement below to the required technologies section of your syllabus.

This course will use TurnItIn to evaluate certain written assignments. Visit the TurnItIn learning tool guide to view the terms of service, privacy policy, accessibility statement, and steps for getting started with TurnItIn.

Student Resources

Using TurnItIn with your Canvas course

Assignments that require submitting to TurnItIn follow the same Canvas upload process as all other Canvas assignments. See the Submitting to an assignment article on the TurnItIn website.

Using TurnItIn on your own

TurnItIn Draft Coach provides you with the ability to use Turnitin’s similarity tools in your Google Docs to help you work towards the final draft of an assignment. See the TurnItIn: Draft Coach learning tool page.


Turnitin Webinars

See a list of synchronous webinars available to you via the Training Webinars page.

Turnitin Onboarding Academy

The Turnitin Onboarding Academy aims to provide teachers, lecturers, and other teaching staff the knowledge and skills to start using Turnitin products. To begin, visit the Turnitin Onboarding Academy page.



  1. Turnitin Support website
  2. ISU Solution Center: solution@iastate.edu / 515-294-4000

TurnItIn: Draft Coach Now Available for Students

TurnItIn Draft Coach supports students in delivering high-quality academic writing, using text similarity checking to highlight the importance of research and correctly citing sources. Students can effortlessly run a report to check their Google Docs