Turnitin : User Guides, Manuals & Tutorials and FAQ's

Note: Turnitin Instructor accounts are only provided to the faculty.

The library does not provide a separate Turnitin account for the students. The concerned faculty will collect your document/assignment by email or will provide a Turnitin class ID to submit the assignment.
Turnitin Coordinator for LLM scholars
For generating similarity report, please write to kpsingh@jgu.edu.in  (Prof. Kumar Paramjeet Singh)
Turnitin Coordinator for PhD Scholars
For generating similarity report, please write to phd@jgu.edu.in  (Vinu Sharma)
Feedback & Queries
Please write your feedback and queries to turnitin@jgu.edu.in
What is Turnitin?
Turnitin is a web-based tool for 'text-matching' - identifying documents having similar texts. Turnitin compares the full-text of a document with the texts of documents indexed in its database, web pages, papers published in journals, online books etc, and produces a detailed 'originality report.' which includes a 'similarity index'. 

Turnitin is highly beneficial for students, instructors, and educational institutions due to its comprehensive capabilities in promoting academic integrity, enhancing learning experiences, and streamlining administrative processes. Turnitin provides detailed originality reports with a similarity score, color-coded matched text, and a breakdown of sources, including academic papers, websites, and previous submissions. The software compares submissions against a vast database of journal articles, conference papers, student papers, web pages, and institutional repositories for comprehensive coverage.

Additionally, Turnitin's AI detection feature identifies content generated by AI writing tools. The software accepts various file types like .doc, .pdf, and .txt, and supports bulk uploads for efficient submissions. Turnitin generates reports within minutes and allows draft submissions for preliminary similarity checking and feedback. Users can customize exclusion settings to refine reports, excluding quotes, bibliographies, and small matches.
Important Note: Due to the changes in Turnitin policy, all paper submissions are to be done through "Quick Submit."
How to Create a Turnitin Account
Instructor accounts are only provided to the faculties and their Teaching Assistants.

Step 1: Write an email to turnitin@jgu.edu.in for create an instructor account.

Step 2: You will receive a welcome mail from Turnitin to set up your account.

Follow the instructions mentioned in the mail. Watch the video guide to understand the procedure.
Video Guide - How to create an Instructor Account
How to enable Quick Submit feature
Instructors can upload the documents only through the 'Quick Submit' option. Follow the below steps :

Step 1: Make sure that the Quick Submit option is active. Go to your user info and select 'Yes' under Activate Quick Submit. Scroll down and select 'Submit'. (See the video guide)

Step 2: Go to the home page, then select 'Quick Submit'

Step 3: Click 'Submit'

Step 4: Select all the checkboxes and select 'No repository' from the dropdown option. After that, select 'Submit'.

Step 5:
 Select 'Single file upload.' You can also check documents by selecting Multiple files and Zip file. 

Step 6: Enter the details. All fields are mandatory.

Step 7: 
Select the file from your computer or drive and select 'Upload.' (See the video guide)

Video Guide - How to activate Quick Submit in Turnitin
Video Guide - How to Upload Papers through Quick Submit option in Turnitin
How to Create Classes in Turnitin
After setting up the Turnitin account, the instructor can create classes in which they can enroll the students and create assignments.

The instructor can create a Master class and Standard Class.

A master class enables instructors to share the classes with Teaching Assistants (TA) or co-instructors throughout sections. Standard Class can be opted if there aren't any Teaching assistants.
How to Create Master Class
If sections of a class are taught by other instructors or by teaching assistants, a class with sections can be created in Turnitin. A top-level master class is created to oversee the section classes. (See)
How to Create Standard Class in Turnitin
Most instructor and student activity on Turnitin occurs within the class or classes created by an instructor. (See)
Video Guide - How to create a Standard Class in Turnitin
How to create Assignments
After creating the class, the next step is to create the Assignment.

Please watch the video guide to understand how to create an assignment in Turnitin.

Important Note: The repository option will be 'No Repository' by default when creating an assignment. Do not change this setting.
Video Guide - How to Create Assignments in Turnitin
How to Enroll Students
Students can submit their Assignments and Dissertation only if the they are enrolled by the concerned faculty or instructor.

Step 1: From the class homepage click on the students tab to open the student list for the class.

Step 2: Click the add student button to add the students individually.

You can also enroll a group of students by selecting the option 'Upload student list'. The list should be in excelsheet format with the student first name, last name, and Email address.
Step 3: Enter the required information - the student first name, last name, and Email address. Click submit to enroll the student. A welcome Email will be sent to the user.
How to Request for Permanent Deletion of Papers from Turnitin
If the instructor has selected the 'No Repository' option in the assignment setting, there is no need to delete the paper, as the same will not be deposited in the repository.

How to delete the paper if you have selected 'Standard Repository'?

Step 1: Before deleting a paper, make sure to note down the Author's name, Paper title, Paper ID, and the date the paper was submitted.

Step 2:  Select the paper,  go to the 'Delete' option, and then select 'Request Permanent Deletion'.  (See the video guide)

Important Note: Never select the 'remove from the inbox' option. If you select to remove the paper from inbox, then the paper and its details will not be visible for the instructor to request for permanent deletion.
Video Guide - How to Delete Papers from Turnitin Permanently
How to View your Class Statistics
You can download statistics for your classes, in .csv format, to provide you with feedback and similarity totals for a whole class and on an assignment level.
Step 1: From your Turnitin dashboard homepage, locate the class that you would like to download usage statistics for.

Step 2: Select the statistics icon alongside the relevant class.

Similarity score
The similarity score is percentage of a paper's content that matches to contents of papers in Turnitin's databases; it is not plagiarism assessment. (Source)

Filter option
In Turnitin, users can refine their plagiarism detection process by adjusting settings and parameters rather than directly filtering or excluding sources based on size. By excluding common sources like quotations and bibliography entries, adjusting the matching threshold to filter out smaller matches, and filtering sources by type such as internet sources or journals, users can focus on more relevant and credible content while excluding smaller or less reputable sources. Additionally, refining search options and manually reviewing and interpreting results can further enhance the accuracy and relevance of the detected sources. While Turnitin provides valuable assistance in plagiarism detection, users should always exercise critical judgment and consider the context of the writing and sources involved. (Click here to see how to exclude Quotes and Reference/Bibliography)
AI Writing Detection

The Turnitin's AI writing detection capability is designed to help instructors identify text that might be prepared by a generative AI tool. Turnitin AI writing detection model may not always be accurate (it may misidentify both human and AI-generated text) so it should not be used as the sole basis for judging a student's work. There should be a judgement from instructors according to academic policies to determine whether any academic misconduct has occurred.

  • The percentage (%), generated by Turnitin’s AI writing detection model, is different and independent from the similarity score.
  • AI detection will only work for content submitted in English language. It will not process any non-English language submissions.  (Click Here to know more)
Caution: Percentage may not indicate academic misconduct. Review is required. It is essential to understand the limitations of AI detection before making decisions  about a student's work. We encourage you to learn more about Turnitin's AI detection capabilities before using the tool
Video Guide - How to download AI Report from Turnitin
Important Note: Currently student cannot have access to Turnitin due to policy changes from the part of Turnitin. Students are requested to provide their assignments and other research papers to their concerned Faculty/ Instructor / Supervisor for generating similarity Report.
The library does not provide a seperate Turnitin account for the students. Either your faculty will collect your document/assignment by email or will provide a Turnitin class ID to submit the assignment.
How to setup a Student Account

Note: class ID and enrollment key is required to enroll in a class on Turnitin & can be provided by the instructor. If you do not receive this information, please contact the class instructor/ faculty.

Once you have been added to the Turnitin class by your faculty, an automated email is sent by Turnitin to set up your account, which is sometimes filtered as spam; please check your spam/bulk mail folder if you cannot find it in your inbox.

Step 1: Click on ‘Set up Account’

Step 2: Enter your JGU mail ID and last name to set up the account. After this, you will receive an email to validate your account. The link will be active for only 24 hours only.

Step 3: After this, you will receive an email to validate your account (create a password). The link will be active for 24 hours only. 

Step 4: Enter a preferred password. Password should be at least 8 characters long.

Step 5: Account setup is completed. Click “Log in”

Step 6: After logging in, enter the necessary details.
How to Login into Student Account
If your account is active, then follow the below instructions:

Step 1: Go to www.turnitin.com and Click on 'Login'

Step 2: Enter your JGU mail ID and the Turnitin password.
How to Enroll in a new class
If your account already exists, then you can enroll in a class with the Class ID and Enrollment key shared by your instructor.

Step 1: Go  to www.turnitin.com 

Step 3: Login into your account.

Step 2: Select "Enroll in a class" and enter the Class ID and Enrollment key shared by your instructor.
How to Submit a Paper
Please follow the mention below steps:

Step 1: Log in to your account and click on the appropriate class.

Click on the Class name

Step 2: To submit an assignment: 
Check the name of the assignment, the start and due dates, and The assignment settings, click on the ‘Submit’ button on the right side.

Step 3:  Upload the file: 

1. Single File Upload (the default is Single File Upload)
2. Enter the required fields. All fields are mandatory (First Name, Last Name, and Title of your submitted paper).
3. Click on "What can I submit" to be aware of accepted file types.

Step 4:  Select the place where your file is available (on your PC, Dropbox or Google Drive)

  Step 5: Click on "Upload" to review the submitted file.

Step 5: Click on "Confirm" to confirm your submission.

Step 7:  Click the "Return to assignment list" button to return to your assignment, now the assignment has been successfully submitted.
How to Resubmit a Paper
Note: Resubmission attempts are shared between you and your instructor.
Please write to your instructor/faculty; If they attempt to resubmit on your behalf one of your attempts will be used.

If the resubmitting feature is not enabled, your instructor needs to manually delete a previous submission and allow you to submit another file; follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Go to www.turnitin.com.

Step 2: Click on the "Log In" button located at the top right corner & enter your user name & password.

Step 3: Click on the name of the class

Step 4: Press the "resubmit" button if the instructor allows resubmissions

 Step 5:  A pop-up message will appear, then click OK to resubmit your paper 

Step 6: Then Upload the paper.
How to Delete your Paper from the Turnitin Database
All paper deletion requests must be submitted by the class Instructor/ Faculty member, so please contact your instructor/ faculty regarding paper deletion. 

Note: If you uploaded the wrong assignment/paper mistakenly and want to resubmit your assignment, your instructor only can allow it.
How to Drop a class
Students can drop a Turnitin class if they no longer need them.

Follow the mentioned below steps:

Step 1: 
Go to www.turnitin.com.

Step 2: Click on the "Log In" button located at the top right corner & enter your user name & password.

Step 3: Find the class you want to drop from your home page.

Step 4: To the right of the class name, click on the icon of a “trash can” under the “Drop class” heading.

Step 5: Click “OK” on the pop-up window.

Note: Please note that the class will remain in the Turnitin platform (dashboard) even after you have dropped it.
How to recover/create a new password
If you have forgotten your password or are unable to log into your account, you can set a new password; please follow the instructions given below to set a new password:

Step 1: Go to www.turnitin.com and click on "Log In" button at the top right.

Step 2: Click on the "Forgot your password? Click here" link.

Please see the details notification on "New Procedure for Requesting Similarity Index Reports/Plagiarism Checks"  email sent by the ODS department on dated: Sep11,2023.
Instructions for PhD / Research Scholars
Please send all your requests related to similarity index reports or plagiarism checks to the following email address:
email ID:  phd@jgu.edu.in

1. When sending your request, please ensure that you include the following details in your email:
  • Subject should clearly state that your email is a request for a similarity index report or plagiarism check.
  • Your Full Name
  • Your Student ID/Registration Number
  • The Title of Your Research Work
  • Your Supervisor's Name
  • Any specific deadlines or additional information that may be relevant
2. The helpdesk team will process your requests promptly and provide you with the necessary information and reports as per the university's guidelines.
Turnitin Assistance

Arjun K. Dinesh

Dr. Ajay Tiwari

If you require any live assistance or orientation on how to use Turnitin, please write to us at turnitin@jgu.edu.in
Contact Turnitin Administrator

Arjun K. Dinesh

Dr. Ajay Tiwari