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Using Turnitin: Turnitin for Instructors

Research and Citation help

Using Turnitin with CourseConnect

You can use Turnitin in CourseConnect, without setting up a Turnitin account, very, very easily. Here's how:

  • Go to CourseConnect and log in
  • Go to the course and the appropriate week/module/segment
  • Click on Add an activity or resource
  • Select Turnitin Assignment 2 from the list
  • Click on Add
  • Fill in the CC form, including General, Assignment Part 1+, Originality Report Options, and GradeMark Options (ignore Common Module Settings and Restrict Access) 
  • Save
    • This will create a link on your CC page, where students can go to submit papers

Using the Turnitin Website: Create an account directly in Turnitin

You need to do this FIRST

(unless you're using Turnitin via CourseConnect only -- then see above)!

In order to get started with Turnitin, you need to create an account at the site.

First, you'll need Aquinas's Account ID and Account password, which you get by contacting: Shellie Jeffries (, 632.2130) or Chad Buczkowski (, 632.2132)

Second, create your instructor profile. 

For more information

Using the Turnitin Website: Step 2: Set up your class/es

  1. Click on the "Add a class" button on the far right
  2. Complete the "Create a new class" form
  3. Click on Submit
  4. Make a note of the Enrollment Password and Class ID for the class you just created.
    • For students to enroll in this class, they will need both the enrollment password you have chosen and the unique class ID generated by Turnitin. If you will be submitting papers for your students, enter the class, enter the assignment, and click the submit paper button.

For more information:

Using the Turnitin Website: Step Three: Creating Assignments

  1. Click on the "all classes" tab (top left)
  2. Click on the class to which you want to add the assignment/s
  3. Click on the "New assignment" button (far right)
  4. Complete the new assignment form
  5. Be sure to click on "Optional settings" to review default settings
  6. Click on Submit

Helpful links

Using the Turnitin Website: Step Four: Originality Reports

To submit a student's paper:

  1. Go to the "Assignments" tab
  2. Click on the "More actions" pull down menu (far right) of the assignment for which you're submitting a paper
  3. Choose "Submit paper" from the list
  4. Complete the form and upload the paper
  5. Work through the steps as Turnitin presents them
  6. Click on "Go to inbox" to review the originality report
  7. (You may have to refresh your screen in order to see the report)

Helpful links

Using the Turnitin Website: Step Five: Using GradeMark

To add comments to a student's paper:

  1. Open up the paper within Turnitin (Go to your class, click on the assignment you want to review; from the list of students that comes up, clickon the title whichever assignment you want to comment on)
  2. In the upper left hand corner, click on GradeMark
  3. Place your cursor where you want to add a comment and start typing

For more help:

Many thanks to Marquette University

Thanks to Raynor Memorial Libraries and Suzy Weisman, who created the Turnitin LibGuide from which most of this guide was adapted.