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In order to use Turnitin, students must have a Turnitin account. Your instructor has two choices on how to set a student up to use Turnitin for the first time.  Please contact your instructors regarding class enrollment information as this can only be provided by instructors. If you are a returning Turnitin student, you should add new Turnitin classes to your existing account. Do not create multiple accounts on Turnitin: see warning below before creating another account/profile.

For students creating a new Turnitin account for the first time:

First Option:  Your Instructor adds students directly to the class in Turnitin and a welcome email is sent with your account information.

  1. Go to www.turnitin.com (or www.TurnitinUK.com for UK institutions).
  2. Log into your account by clicking on the "Log In" button in the upper right hand corner, and use the information provided in the welcome email.
  3. Review your Profile and select a secret question.  Remember, the answer is space sensitive.
  4. Your class will show on your account homepage.
  5. Click on the class name and you will see the assignments and submissions for that class.

Second Option:  Your instructor provides a Class ID # and enrollment password to the class in order for you to create your own account to use Turnitin.

  1. Go to www.turnitin.com (or www.TurnitinUK.com for UK institutions).
  2. Click on “Create Account” link in the upper right corner.
  3. On the next window, where it says “Create a New Account” choose the “Student” link.
  4. Follow the directions on the New User page. You must have a Class ID# and class enrollment password to complete your profile. (Do not cut and paste into these fields.)
  5. Once enrolled, your class will show on your homepage.
  6. Click on the class name and you will see the assignments and submissions for that class.

Once the initial student account with profile* is complete, you will only need to log into your account to see the class, or classes, in which you are enrolled.  If you are enrolled in multiple Turnitin classes, you will need a class ID# and enrollment password for each class, in order to add the classes to your Turnitin account.  Once you are enrolled in each class, you do not need that class ID and password again.

*The user Profile consists of an e-mail address, user password, optional personal information, and a set of user preferences.

Warning: Each student profile must be assigned a unique e-mail address in the Turnitin system. Students who have previously created a Turnitin profile will need to log in with the e-mail address and password that was originally set for the user profile.  Creating duplicate accounts with duplicate class enrollments can cause issues.  To fix these issues your instructor, possibly the school administrator, and the Turnitin Help Desk will need to be involved. To add new Turnitin classes to an existing account, please use the "Enroll in a Class" tab after logging in.

Helpful Definitions:

Class ID #  - This is a unique identification number for your class.  Your instructor will give you this number.  You need this number to enroll in the class.  If you do not have a Class ID# or have forgotten it, you must contact the instructor.  Turnitin does not provide this information.

Password – Your enrollment password is provided by your instructor.  If you have not received one, or the one you have is incorrect, you must contact the class instructor.  Turnitin does not provide this information.   (Reminder - All Turnitin passwords are case-sensitive.)

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