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Turnitin & iThenticate

The Penn Libraries has recently licensed Turnitin, plagiarism checking software that can integrate with courseware systems. This tool is available in Blackboard, Penn Libraries Canvas and Wharton's Canvas Environment. Instructors can receive student submissions and have a plagiarism check run as part of the submission process.


iThenticate is the scholarly/publishing companion tool to Turnitin. This tool is intended for faculty, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students engaged in high level research to check work intended for publication (articles, grant proposals, etc.) for plagiarism and self plagiarism.



New Content Tools

  • Pearson MyLabs & WileyPlus
Instructors who are using Pearson MyLabs or WileyPlus content in their courses can now add this material directly to their Blackboard course sites.
  • NOOK Study
Nook Study a free tool for annotating PDFs, e-books, and other electronic documents. It integrates with Blackboard via an instructor-enabled tool and can be used to assign textbooks and connects to the Penn Bookstore.



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