Student QuickStart Guide
This Student Quickstart will help you get started with Turnitin and will walk you through the steps for submitting your first paper. To begin, you need to first register with Turnitin and create a user profile.
If you have received an e-mail from Turnitin with a temporary password, a user profile has already been created for you. To get started, log in to Turnitin with your e-mail address and password and proceed to Step 2 in this Quickstart.
To register and create a user profile, go to www.turnitin.com and select your language from the drop down menu.
Click on the "Create Account" link on the homepage and the Create a User Profile page will open.
Click on the "Student" link. Fill in the required information in the new user profile form. In order to create a profile, you must have a class ID and an enrollment password. You can get this information from your instructor.
Once you have created your profile, click the "I Agree" button to log into Turnitin.
Step 2 - Student Homepage
Your class will show up on your Student Homepage. Click on the name of your class to open your class portfolio.
Step 3 - Class Portfolio
Your Class Portfolio shows the assignments your instructor has created and your submissions to the class.
Step 4 - Submitting a Paper
To submit a paper, click the "Submit" button next to the paper assignment.
The paper submission page will open. Enter a title for your paper. To select a paper for submission, click the browse button and locate the paper on your computer. We accept submissions in these formats:
- MS Word, WordPerfect, RTF, PDF, PostScript, HTML, plain text (.txt)
After entering a title for your paper and selecting a file, click "Upload" to upload your paper.
If your paper is in a format that we do not accept, you can submit it by cut and paste. To submit a paper this way, select cut & paste upload using the pulldown at the top of the form.
Copy the text of your paper from a word processing program and then paste it into the text box in the submission form. If you submit your paper using the cut and paste method, you can skip the next step.
Step 5 - Submitting a Paper Confirmation
The paper you chose to submit will be in the preview. Look over all the information and make sure that it is correct. To confirm the submission, click the "Submit" button.
After you confirm your submission, a digital receipt will be shown. A copy of the receipt will be e-mailed to you. To return to your portfolio and view your submission, click the "Go to Portfolio" button.
Step 6 - Viewing an Originality Report
To view your Originality Report, click on the Originality Report icon to the right of the assignment.
By default, students cannot see their own Originality Reports. If you see the text "Not Available" instead of an Originality Report icon in your portfolio, then your instructor has disabled the ability for students to view the Originality Report for this assignment. If you would like to view your report, contact your instructor.
If you need further assistance with Turnitin or would like to learn about the advanced features our system offers, you can view all of our user manuals and documentation here.