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:

Check the Submit through BYU Learning Suite box.

Check any other desired options.

NOTE: The Allow multiple file uploads option does not work while using Turnitin.

Step Five

Click the Turnitin tab.

Check the Use Turnitin box.

Click Save.

You can Allow students to view their originality reports. This will show the originality check in Turnitin.

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 Six:

Once students start submitting papers you can view and grade assignments. Click Score in the Grades navigation menu.


Step Seven:

The Assignment page will display a dropdown menu with all assingmetns. Assignments utilizing the Turnitin option will display the Launch Turnitin button. Click on Launch Turnitin. You will be directed to the Turnitin website in a new window. 


Step Eight:

Students’ names will be listed as well as the document title, when they submitted their assignment, how many times the document has been viewed by the student, a link to GradeMark (click here for more information), a similarity percentage score, and aditional options. All submissions can be downloaded simultaneously by clicking Download All.

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


Step Nine:

From here use the Turnitin website to grade and view assignments. 

For more help on how to use Turnitin Click here.



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