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Plagiarism Detection Software

The University has a license with the plagiarism detection software Turnitin. The software scans student work for matched text, comparing the work to a large database of student work, written publications, and materials on the internet. Turnitin is available via Blackboard, for you to use at your discretion. To learn more about using Turnitin, go to If you would like help using it in your class, contact the Center for Teaching Innovation’s academic technology support staff at

If you use or anticipate using Turnitin, you are strongly encouraged to provide the following notice to students:

Students agree that by taking this course all required papers might be subject to submission for textual similarity review to for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of service is subject to the Usage Policy posted on the site.

Last Updated: January 18, 2019 at 11:19 am