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Overview of Service

Turnitin checks students' work for improper citation or potential plagiarism. Files submitted to a Turnitin assignment dropbox are compared to an ever-growing database of Web pages, newspapers, journals, books, and other students' papers.

Description & Features

  • Citation and plagiarism checker
  • Comprehensive database of documents to check against
  • Results displayed with a color-coded chart indicating where similar blocks of text appear in Turnitin's database
  • Ability to copy assignments to future classes through Turnitin Direct
  • GradeMark - enables instructors to electronically mark up student papers, providing rich feedback
  • PeerMark - enables peer review of written work based on instructor-generated rubrics or questions

Getting Started

The Turnitin feature is available under the Assessments button in a content area of Drexel Learn.

Training Sessions

The Instructional Technology Group hosts training throughout the year. Check our Workshops and Training page for a current schedule.

Requesting Help

Request help from the Instructional Technology Group:

215.895.1224 or

Additional Information

Turnitin Direct Assignment is the newer version of the legacy feature, Turnitin Assignment.