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.  Instructions for using Turnitin, as well as tips about its role as an educational tool, are available at  To learn more about Turnitin and get started using it in your class, contact the Center for Teaching Innovation’s academic technology support 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.

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