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Courseware Evaluation Tools

This webpage outlines the evaluation tools available at Penn


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.

Instructions on using this tool for faculty are posted below.

Turnitin for Instructors
Turnitin for Students


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 also licensed iThenticate. This tool is the scholarly/publishing version of Turnitin. For more information on this tool, please see our documentation: iThenticate