Turnitin - University of Houston
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Turnitin is a plagiarism-detection application that ensures the originality of student work. It compares submitted documents against an extensive database of academic papers, articles, websites, and other student submissions. It highlights matched text and provides a percentage of similarity. It also has an AI-detection tool to determine if student’s submission has AI-generated content.

UH has an institutional license for Turnitin and it is integrated in Canvas, so instructors do not have to install it separately.

Please note that our license does not allow Turnitin to be used for checking manuscripts, dissertations and theses. It can be used only by instructors for checking course work submitted to an active class. For checking your personal work, we recommend iThenticate. Please be aware that our iThenticate license is limited to checks of theses and dissertations before final submission.

Turnitin Video Shorts

Turnitin Guide for Instructors