Courseware Evaluation Tools

These evaluation tools available at Penn:

Turnitin Logo

Turnitin, the plagiarism checking tool, is available in Canvas. Turnitin allows instructors to receive student assignments electronically and also runs a plagiarism check as part of the submission process. These reports can be used to detect plagiarism and also shared with students as a teaching tool.

Turnitin checks student papers against the current and archived internet, scholarly databases, a global repository of student papers, and a Penn-only repository of student papers.

Important: Enable Turnitin before Students Submit Assignments

Turnitin must be enabled for a Canvas assignment before students begin uploading their submissions. If students have already submitted an assignment, you will not be able to enable Turnitin retroactively and will instead need to create a separate Turnitin assignment and then have students re-submit to that assignment. For more information, please consult the directions for creating a Turnitin assignment in Canvas.

Turnitin Instructions

Please consult the following information on how to use Turnitin in Canvas at Penn:

Turnitin Instructions Guide: Instructors & Students

iThenticate logo, which has a check-mark next to the word iThenticate

For faculty, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students engaged in high-level research who are interested in checking their own materials for plagiarism, we have licensed iThenticate. This tool is the scholarly/publishing version of Turnitin.

iThenticate Instructions

Please consult the following information on how to use iThenticate at Penn:

iThenticate at Penn