Turnitin, the plagiarism checking tool, is available in Canvas. Turnitin allows instructors to receive student assignments electronically and also runs an originality check as part of the submission process. These reports can be used to detect plagiarism and optionally shared with students as a teaching tool. Turnitin checks student papers against the current and archived internet, scholarly databases, a global repository of student papers, and a Penn-only repository of student papers.


For information on how to use Turnitin as an instructor or a TA, please consult:


Turnitin Guide for Faculty/TA/Staff covers how to set up Turnitin for a Canvas assignment, how to view students' originality reports, and other information about using Turnitin. 


Please note: We only recommend Turnitin CFP, not Turnitin LTI. The link above explains how to use Turnitin CFP. 


Academic Integrity Help for Faculty (Non-Technical)


While our technical support team is happy to assist with troubleshooting technical questions for academic integrity tools used in your course, we are not authorized to conduct an academic integrity investigation. The Office of Student Conduct can help with investigating academic integrity issues. 


If you are instructor who needs help with an academic integrity issue, please contact the Office of Student Conduct.
 The Office of Student Conduct is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00PM.


To contact the Office of Student Conduct:
Phone: 215-898-5651
Address: 207 Duhring Wing 236 S. 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303 


Please visit the Office of Student Conduct website for more information:
https://www.osc.upenn.edu/