Turnitin is available for use in ICON (Canvas).
Plagiarism Detection is the process of checking papers against external sources and identifying sections of papers that may have been plagiarized.
The University of Iowa has licensed Turnitin (http://turnitin.com), an online, automatic plagiarism detection service for campus-wide use, and we encourage all instructors to utilize this tool.
Students submit their papers via ICON (Canvas) and the instructor receives an originality report showing possible matches between the submitted paper and Turnitin's database and internet resources. It is important to note that the final decision about the presence of a plagiarism lies with the instructor.
There are two ways instructors can use Turnitin's Plagiarism Detection service.
1. ICON (Canvas). This option is highly recommended.
2. Turnitin website. This option is not recommended. If instructors wish to use the web interface, they can contact the HelpDesk for details.
We made a change to Turnitin on May 30, 2017. Click here for more details.
Past 90 Days
Turnitin will be undergoing essential maintenance and will be unavailable. Please be aware no submissions or grading will be possible through any of the services listed above during this time. We therefore advise that submission deadlines be set outside of this maintenance window.
The plagiarism detection service, Turnitin, will be down for maintenance to enable the new feature Turnitin Feedback Studio.
If an assignment was created using the “Enable Turnitin Submissions” check box, the legacy submissions will no longer be available in Turnitin in ICON. However, student submissions will still be available in SpeedGrader in ICON.
For more details, please refer to: https://its.uiowa.edu/news/important-turnitin-announcement
Update: The problems with Turnitin have been resolved. Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you have any further problems using this service.
Original Notice: The Turnitin services are experiencing service degradation. The vendor is investigating this and will provide updates as they become available.
The plagiarism detection service, Turnitin, will not be available during this maintenance window.
Please be aware that no submissions or grading within ICON/Canvas and Turnitin.com will be possible during this time. We therefore advise that submission deadlines be set outside of this maintenance window.
Turnitin is upgrading their internal network hardware.
Submissions and grading within ICON/Canvas and Turnitin.com that rely on the Turnitin service will be unavailable. We advise that submission deadlines be set outside of the maintenance window.
Some students using the plagiarism detection service, Turnitin.com will encounter issues when submitting their papers after the assignment due date. Turnitin is working to resolve this issue and will provide an update when one is available.