Turnitin Syllabus Statement

The Internet-based plagiarism detection and prevention system Turnitin is available to all SU instructors and students. Instructors who plan to use Turnitin in their classes are encouraged to provide students with a written statement describing how they will use Turnitin. A sample statement appears below. This statement describes a course in which the instructor allows students to submit papers to Turnitin before submitting them to the instructor. Be sure to tailor the statement to describe how Turnitin will be used in your class.

“This class will use the plagiarism detection and prevention system Turnitin. You will have the option to submit your papers to Turnitin to check that all sources you use have been properly acknowledged and cited before you submit the paper to me. I will also submit all papers you write for this class to Turnitin, which compares submitted documents against documents on the Internet and against student papers submitted to Turnitin at SU and at other colleges and universities. I will take your knowledge of the subject matter of this course and your writing level and style into account in interpreting the originality report. Keep in mind that all papers you submit for this class will become part of the Turnitin.com reference database.”

For more information about Turnitin for teachers and students, see turnitin.com.

For instructions on using Turnitin through Blackboard, click here.

For instructions on using Turnitin through the internet (without Blackboard), click here.

If you need assistance using Turnitin, email the Help Desk at help@syr.edu, or call 315-443–2677.
(Hours: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Fridays)