How do I use Turnitin?

Instructions below are for creating a new account and registering yourself as a student in a specific class. If you already have an account, you can use it. In that case all you have to do is add the specific class.

If you wish, you may register with Turnitin under a pseudo name and an e-mail address created on a service of your choice (e.g. a Gmail account), which you use to interact with Turnitin in order to remain anonymous. (See the Turnitin section of the SFU Protection of Privacy calendar page for official notice to students of privacy considerations in using Turnitin.) If you exercise this option, it is your responsibility to ensure your instructor knows the pseudo name and e-mail address to use for you in connection with Turnitin.

Instructions for creating a turnitin account
  1. Go to: http://www.turnitin.com, select Create Account (see below).
  2. On the page titled: Create a User Profile, supply your chosen e-mail address and the password you wish to use to access Turnitin.
  3. Select the Student link at the bottom of the page to login.
  4. Fill out the resulting form. You will need the Class ID and Class Enrollment Password provided by your instructor.
  5. You must accept the User Agreement in order to use Turnitin. This is between you and Turnitin. Ignore all references to the ETS e-rater service in the User Agreement because SFU does not use this product.

For more information, see the Turnitin training video: Creating a new user profile.

Joining a class using an existing account

  1. Go to: http://www.turnitin.com and login.
  2. Select the tab Enroll in a Class and enter the Class ID and Enrollment Password provided by your instructor.

See Turnitin documentaton: Enrolling in a class.

  1. Go to: http://www.turnitin.com and login.
  2. Select the tab Enroll in a Class and enter the Class ID and Enrollment Password provided by your instructor.

See Turnitin training video: Submitting a Paper

Important notice to students

See the Turnitin section of the SFU Protection of Privacy calendar page for official notice to students of privacy considerations in using Turnitin.

Submitting documents to Turnitin

For technical assistance, e-mail helpdesk@turnitin.com or call: 1 866.816.5046 extension 3.

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