Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services


reviewing documents

Turnitin is a service used as part of an effort to uphold Academic Integrity by checking student submissions against other works across institutions, publications, and public content associated with the Turnitin database. Submissions that are reviewed against the Turnitin database will generate a Similarity Report with a score and details in respect to its similarity to other existing content. Through this process, Turnitin detects possible attempts of plagiarism in student submissions.

Information Sessions

Instructional Technology & Research Support (ITRS) offers live trainings on Academic Integrity tools and teaching, in which Turnitin is a part. The schedule is listed below and registration is required. Please note each session has a unique registration link.

Keeping Students Honest with Respondus and Turnitin

Tuesday, February 16th, 2:00pm-2:30pm CST
Watch Recording

Getting Started

The Turnitin originality checker is built into the Sakai Assignments tool for use in reviewing course submissions from students. To enable Turnitin for an assignment, simply check the box to Use Turnitin when creating an assignment folder. For detailed instructions on this process, visit our inline documentation article

As students submit to a Sakai assignment folder with Turnitin enabled, Turnitin will generate a report that indicates the percentage of original content within a submission. Please note that a Turnitin report takes some time to process and reports will not be immediately available upon submission.

Turnitin is available in any Sakai course site Assignments tool and does not require a special request.

Ongoing Support

To learn more about Turnitin in Sakai, consult our inline documentation guide. For assistance or questions regarding Turnitin, please contact the ITS Service Desk at ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu or 773-508-4487.

Last Modified:   Mon, January 23, 2023 12:06 PM CST