Originality Check (Turnitin)

BYU Learning Suite offers Turnitin integration. Turnitin allows professors to easily check for plagiarism and poor source citing in student papers. Turnitin also allows for rubric grading using Turnitin’s GradeMark onscreen grading system.

To use Turnitin in Learning Suite, BYU Grades must be set up. Click here for more information on setting up BYU Grades. Additionally, assignments must be created and online submissions and Turnitin must be enabled.

Note: If Use Turnitin is not selected here during assignment creation, you can edit the assignment in the assignment tab and check the box at any time. However, be aware that if the Use Turnitin box is checked after the assignment has been created, you will not be able to use Turnitin for assignments that were submitted previous to you checking the box. The assignments would need to be resubmitted. For help doing this please call the OIT Help Desk at 801.422.4000 or email them at it@byu.edu.


Step One:

Log in to your Learning Suite course and click BYU Grades.


Step Two:

Click Assignments in the Grades navigation menu.


Step Three:

Click Edit next to the assignment you want to enable Turnitin for.


Step Four:

Click the Turnitin tab.

Check the Submit through BYU Learning Suite box.

Check the Use Turnitin box.

Check any other desired options.

Click Save.

When Use Turnitin is enabled, students must submit files that:

  • contain more than 20 words of text 
  • are less than 400 pages in length 
  • are less than 40MB in size
  • are in one of these file formats: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), plain text files.


Step Five:

Once students start submitting papers you can view Originality Check information within Learning Suite. Click Originality Check in the Grades navigation menu.


Step Six:

The Originality Check page will display all assignments with Turnitin enabled. Click on the title of the assignment to view student submissions and Originality Report scores.


Step Seven:

Students’ names will be listed as well as when they submitted their assignment, a link to download their assignment, a similarity percentage score, a link to GradeMark (click here for more information), and a link to assign grades. All submissions can be downloaded simultaneously by clicking Download All Submissions.

Click here for more information on this page and the originality report.


Questions? Contact the OIT Service Desk (801.422.4000, it@byu.edu).