Recommended Syllabus Statement for Courses Using Turnitin

In coordination with the Office of General Counsel, Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology advises instructors who use Turnitin for plagiarism detection to include the following statement in their course syllabus:

Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com (directly or via learning management system, i.e. Sakai, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle) for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the Usage Policy posted on the Turnitin.com site.

Students who do not agree should contact the course instructor immediately.

For students who elect to not submit directly to Turnitin, instructors may accept digital copies of the assignment and submit it on behalf of the student via the Turnitin website.

If you have previously used Turnitin through a learning management system (Canvas, eCollege, Moodle, or Sakai), then you already have an account, which is the email address used in the learning management system. If you have never logged into the Turnitin website, you will need to establish a password by using the Forgot Password link.

Instructors new to Turnitin may request a standalone account or enable the external tool in any of the Rutgers LMSs.

If you have any questions, please contact your LMS Help Desk or the Rutgers Turnitin administrator.