Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating student work. The company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. One of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world, Turnitin is used by more than 10,000 institutions in 135 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student work online.
Turnitin has extensive resources to help instructors get started quickly and develop deeper skills through
continued use. If you're new to Turnitin, check out our series of 4 QuickStart videos:
Part 1 - Getting started with Turnitin
Part 2 - Setting-up and Submitting Assignments
Part 3 - Evaluating Originality Reports
Part 4 - Providing Feedback and Grading
- Turnitin License is for the use of Turnitin Administrator, Lecturer / Supervisor and Postgraduate Students of UMS only.
- Other user categories are NOT allowed.
- Account registration (login); must use the UMS email such as @ums.edu.my or @student.ums.edu.my (postgraduate student email). Administrator reserves the right to terminate user account if registering using other email address.
- Academician and Non-Academician Staff working in UMS who is on Study Leave in UMS is regarded as UMS Student. They are ELIGIBLE to use Turnitin.
- Academician and Non-Academician Staff working in UMS who is on Study Leave in other University or Institution is considered as a Non UMS Student. They are NOT ELIGIBLE to use Turnitin.
- Turnitin is supervised by an Administrator appointed by UMS Library.
- Administrator are only responsible to supervise the Lecturer / Supervisor account only.
- Lecturer / Supervisor is responsible to monitor the student account in Turnitin which includes Uploading or downloading files.
- Administrator is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any loss of files in the classes created in Turnitin by the Lecturer / Supervisor.
Librarian, Reference and Information Section (Information Literacy Unit)
Tel: +6088 - 320000 ext. 2654
- WHAT IS TURNITIN?
Turnitin Originality Checking allows educators to check student work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases. Every Originality Report provides instructors with the opportunity to teach their students proper citation methods as well as to safeguard their students' academic integrity.
As a student, you will need to create an account in order to access Turnitin, and be able to submit papers to any assignments your instructors may have created through Turnitin. Please contact your instructor for more information regarding Turnitin assignments.
Also, feel free to watch our videos for more information:
- HOW TO SETUP YOUR TURNITIN ACCOUNT (INSTRUCTOR)?
Setting up your Instructor Account:
To join your school’s Turnitin account as an Instructor, you will need the Join Account ID (a numerical value) and the account Join Password. This information can only be distributed by your school’s Turnitin Account Administrator. Below are instructions for new and returning Instructors.
To Create a New Account for the first-time User:
- Go to the turnitin.com website (or submit.ac.uk for UK institutions).
- Click on the “Create Account” link at the top of the page.
- On the next page, click on "Instructor" under the "create a new account" heading.
- On the new user creation page, you will need to enter the Account ID# and Join Password you obtained from your school’s administrator.
- Scroll down and complete the rest of the information.
- When finished, click the "Submit" button.
Now that you have now set up your account with Turnitin, you will see the name of your school appear on the screen. You can start creating your classes and setting up your assignments.
Once you have created your Turnitin account, you may continue to use it for any number of different schools you may be a part of. To add a new school to your existing Turnitin account:
- Go to turnitin.com (or submit.ac.uk for UK institutions).
- Click the "Log In" button at the top of the page.
- Log into your existing Turnitin account by entering the email address your account was created with, and password.
- Once logged into your account, click on the "Join Account" tab to the top left of the screen.
- On the next page, you will enter the Account ID and Join Password for the other institutions.
Each account you are joined to will appear on your instructor homepage
- WHERE CAN I GET THE ACCOUNT ID AND JOIN PASSWORD?
- I HAVE FORGOTTEN MY PASSWORD. HOW TO RESET MY PASSWORD?
If you have forgotten your password or are unable to log into your account, you can set a new password using the instructions below:
- Go to: https://www.turnitin.com/password_reset1.asp
If you are a UK user, please use this URL instead:
- Enter the email address you use to access Turnitin. Also enter your "last name" and then click "Next."
Note: your "last name" is whatever is stored in your Turnitin user profile.
- The system may ask you for the answer to your secret question. Enter the answer and click "Next" to reset your password immediately. Otherwise, click “Forgot the Answer” and an email will be sent to you with a unique password (re)set link.
- Once you receive the password reset email, you must use the link provided within 24 hours to set a new password.
Your new password is case sensitive, must be alpha numeric, and contain between 6-12 characters. Example: Password1.
Please check your spam, bulk or junk folder for the password reset email as it is sometimes filtered as spam. You may wish to add "email@example.com" to your list of email contacts to further ensure that our mail is not filtered out from your inbox, as this does sometimes occur. If using a "school supplied" email address, your institution's network administrator may need to be contacted in order to white-list firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If you are a student, and your email address is not acknowledged by the system, please contact your instructor for the class you are enrolled in. Your instructor can check his or her "students" list to verify the e-mail address and last name you are enrolled with. Due to privacy and security regulations we are unable to release this information. It is possible that you may have used an email address to create your user profile that is different from the one you are trying to log in with, or there was a "typo" in the email provided.
- HOW TO VIEW ORIGINALITY REPORT?
Turnitin Originality Reports are available to students with the permission of their Instructor. To find out if your instructor will allow students to view their Originality Report, please speak with your instructor directly before you submit your paper.
After submitting your paper, if your instructor has permitted students to review the Originality Report, you may access the report by following these steps:
- Sign into your account.
- Click on the title of your class
- Under the "Similarity" header, click on the percentage or the color coded box to view the Originality Report
- The Originality Report will open in a new window.
If the icon is a grey box with dashes or if you see the word "processing", please allow additional time for the report to be generated. Resubmitted papers can take 24 hours to generate a new Originality Report. If there is no color coded box, but there is text that reads "not available" then your instructor has *not allowed* students to view the Originality Report at all. In this case, you will need to talk to your instructor for more information about the possibility of gaining access to the report.