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Plagiarism prevention (Turnitin)

York University strives to maintain the highest level of academic integrity and the accompanying policy available below, states that plagiarism will not be tolerated.

Turnitin has released a major product upgrade called Turnitin Feedback Studio, which is a more streamlined user interface of the product while maintaining all of the functionalities of Turnitin. Text-matching software, such as Turnitin, can be used to detect plagiarism by assisting instructors to determine the percentage of text from a student assignment that matches text from:

  • Student papers previously submitted to Turnitin.
  • Similar material submitted to public websites.
  • Journal articles, periodicals and commercial databases.

Request Turnitin Service:

If you are already using eClass for your course we have a built in Turnitin integration, allowing you to set up assignments, have students submit and grade assignments all from within eClass. The benefit is that there is no need to have a separate account created for you or your students. You can find information about how to set up a Turnitin assignment in eClass at:

If you are not using eClass, you can also create Turnitin assignments via Turnitin’s web-based service at:

If you’d like to proceed with this stand-alone option, send an email to Learning Technology Services at with the following information so that we can set you up with an account and send you instructions on how to get started:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • York email address

How do I Use Turnitin?

The Instructor Quick Start Guide will quickly help you log in, and create your Turnitin assignment.

Use the Instructor Guide for detailed information, including managing classes and grading submissions.

What about my Students?

Students can either enroll in your class by creating a user profile and using your class ID and password, or you can add students to the class yourself.

  1. Give your students the class ID number and enrollment password for your course.
  2. Inform students to use the Student QuickStart Guide to create their account and access their assignment.

Direct your students to the Turnitin Assignment Submission page for detailed information.

Additional Resources:

Turnitin interactive demo
York Academic Integrity website