Professional Development

Turnitin is dedicated to building better teachers to improve student writing. Educators will benefit from free professional development opportunities in our Turnitin Academy Live webinars. Institutions can also take advantage of Turnitin's additional professional development modules which can be customized and delivered for the unique needs of each institution. In addition, Train-the-Trainer sessions are also available to help build internal, site-level training capacity.

Turnitin Academy Live

Turnitin Academy Live is an online professional development course—available live and on-demand—geared toward taking instructors beyond plagiarism prevention and to a powerful pedagogy for 'writing to learn.' Each one-hour class explores practical methods for incorporating the use of Turnitin to encourage original writing, deliver more meaningful feedback, engage students, and streamline class activities. Classes can be taken individually or as an entire series for continuing education units(CEUs).


Getting Students Started with Turnitin
Examines how Turnitin works from the student perspective. Topics include the fundamental functions students will need to get set-up and successfully use Turnitin to support the development of their skills writing skills.

Plagiarism Spectrum—Insights into the 10 Types of Unoriginal Work
Examines a recent report published by Turnitin intended to move plagiarism beyond the black-and-white definition of “literary theft” to one that captures the nuances of how plagiarism can take shape in student writing. Topics include how to interpret results from simliarity reports.

Originality, Plagiarism, and the Web
Examines recent findings about unoriginal content from a Turnitin study. Topics address students' research habits, issues with source integration and intentional versus unintentional plagiarism.

Grade Anything
Learn how to use Turnitin can be used to grade any type of assignment.

Turnitin Rubrics
Explore Turnitin's library of standards-aligned rubrics

Grading with Common Core State Standards Aligned Rubrics
Explore the CCSS-aligned rubrics developed by Turnitin and the Saddleback College English Professional Learning Council. Topics address how rubrics play an integral role in measuring student-learning outcomes that better reflect students’ learning.

Customized Professional Development

Private professional development webinars are available to institutions for a fee. Turnitin's Education Manager will work with you to create customized content unique to your school's needs.

Contact your Turnitin account representative for details.


This fee-based, customized training session will help schools and institutions build internal training capacity by teaching administrators, technology trainers, and professional development leaders how to conduct Turnitin usage training for all instructors and students at their sites.

Contact your Turnitin account representative for details.

* Turnitin Academy Live classes are eligible for earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in partnership with Saint Mary's College of California for a nominal fee ($50 for 1.0 CEUs/10 classes). After participating or watching ten sessions you can submit your CEU request to St. Mary's College. Further instructions and forms are available during webinars. The Continuing Education Unit is a U.S. recognized unit designed to provide a record of an individual’s continuing education and/or professional growth accomplishments. Certificates of Participation are also available for attending live webinar classes. Download CEU form »