External App: Turnitin

Yale conducted a pilot evaluation of the software system Turnitin for use in courses across the university during the 2018-2019 academic year. Each school selected their level of integration for the pilot. Please refer to the Turnitin Technology Pilot and Frequently Asked Question: Canvas Pilot of Turnitin articles for more information.

Turnitin is a tool to help faculty and students develop and evaluate written scholarship. It estimates the originality of written work so students can properly reference source material. The tool generates a “similarity report” by comparing an uploaded paper to a database of web pages, articles, books, and other uploaded files. When similarities exist, the tool highlights sections of the uploaded paper and displays the original source. The report provides an opportunity for constructive conversations about properly referencing sources. 

For instructions on how to use Turnitin, please refer to the help guides linked below:

Known Issues and Bugs we are aware of

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