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Turnitin (http://www.turnitin.com/) is a plagiarism prevention tool that compares documents (including class assignments, manuscripts, and texts, etc.) against millions of published works available through the Internet and databases.
1. Promote creation of original and innovative products
2. Reduce plagiarism rates at an institutional level
3. Facilitate best practices of information management and academic communication
Who can apply for a Turnitin account?
- Teaching Assistants
Open a Turnitin account
If you wish to open an account, please complete our service form. Make sure to fill out all the required sections.
Turnitin is able to evaluate any academic work produced inside the classroom, as long as it is less than 100 pages. For thesis, dissertations, proposals, and articles for publication, please read the section on Ithenticate.
Faculty, Instructors, Teaching Assistants
In the syllabus, it is required to notify the use of Turnitin as an assessment tool and discuss the percentages of originality in each project.
The use of this tool as a punitive method is not recommended, but rather as a support to improve academic research and writing skills.
The tool has been integrated in our eCourses platform and can be used directly through turnitin.com.
If you wish to open an account, please complete our service form.
Please contact us if you need instructions on how to use the tool and/or integrate it to your courses.
Teaching Assistants can use Turnitin only to monitor the work of students in courses they teach or support, based on what is discussed in the Faculty, Instructors, Teaching Assistants section.
Turnitin cannot be used for your own academic work, proposals, thesis, or dissertation.
You can use Turnitin without being part of a course!
Enroll in our Turnitin course on eCourses (ecourses.uprm.edu) to verify your work before handing in the final version to your professor. If you enroll, there is no need to apply for a Turnitin account.