Turnitin provides originality checking, online grading, and peer review to assist educators with original content and engage students in the writing process. Turnitin encourages best practices for using and citing other people's written material and offers instructors ways to save time and improve their feedback on the writing process. Gonzaga University subscribes to the full Turnitin Suite which includes the Feedback Studio, similarity checking, PeerMark, and an iPad app for grading submissions.

The Turnitin Suite is fully integrated into Gonzaga's BlackBoard platform, so you or your students do not need a separate password to use the software.

Draft Coach

Gonzaga is a beta tester for Turnitin's Draft Coach, a Word add-in that allows
students to check for unoriginal content and citation issues.
Draft Coach support and information

Instructor Resources

24/7 support from Turnitin's Help Desk:

Email: tiisupport@turnitin.com
Phone: (866) 816-5046 ext 241
Self-Service Support Wizard: http://turnitin.com/self-service/support-wizard.html
Demo: Interactive demo of the Feedback Studio

You can track the status and availability of Turnitin here: https://turnitin.foliotek.me/


Gonzaga Turnitin support


Copying a class in Blackboard

The Turnitin engineers recommend the following to make sure your Turnitin assignments function properly:

  1. Select the "Course Copy" link under the "Packages and Utilities" link.
  2. Select the content area that contains the Turnitin Assignment(s) you would like to copy.
  3. When "Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course" is chosen, you must be certain to select the "Grade Center Columns and Settings" option to ensure the copy succeeds.

Please note, copying of PeerReview assignments is not currently supported.


Student Resources

Video tutorial - How to upload your assignment to Turnitin [1:21]:

To view a Tii rubric before submitting work (if a rubric is associated with the assignment)

  1. Locate the assignment in your Blackboard course
  2. Click on the ‘View/Complete’ link for that assignment
  3. On the next page, click on the rubric icon (it looks like a stack of blocks) next to the information icon and the rubric will pop-up to view in a new window

Video tutorial - How to access and review feedback [2:47]:

To see instructor comments (and scored rubric if used) on graded work

  1. Go to the location in your Blackboard course where the paper was submitted
  2. Click the blue “view” button to open Turnitin's FeedBack Studio
  3. Select the blue speech-bubble icon in the right hand menu

Feedback can be given in several formats (not all professors use all formats):

  • Comment bubbles (blue boxes) in the body of your paper - Click on the box to see additional comments, beyond the title in the comment bubble
  • Typed (blue) notes in between the double spaced lines of your paper
  • "Instructor Feedback" that address the paper holistically, may be text or audio in format
  • Rubric points by clicking on the "View Rubric" link under the "General Comments"

To print/download files submitted to TurnItIn

Select the Download icon in the right hand menu - it is an arrow pointing down. You can select to print/download a digital receipt of the paper, the originally submitted paper, or the current view. Make sure you have the options visible that you would like to print, including Similarity Report, Instructor Feedback, and/or the ETS grammar checker. These can all be turned on in the right hand menu.

The (i) icon gives a very nice list of basic information about the paper, including dates, word count, originality report and more.


Turnitin for iPads

Click here to view the demo (02:00)

Turnitin for iPad allows instructors to check student submissions for originality, add QuickMark and general comments, leave a voice comment, and grade with rubrics. All work done using Turnitin for iPad automatically syncs with instructors’ Turnitin accounts. The app works directly with Turnitin and through any LMS-integrated version of Turnitin. Along with a new user experience, Turnitin for iPad also includes the ability to grade offline allowing instructors to literally Grade Anywhere.

Contact the ATAS department with any Turnitin questions or training needs: atasupport@gonzaga.edu.


Email: atasupport@gonzaga.edu | Phone: (509) 313-3972
Foley Center Library, Room 303 | AD Box 95
Gonzaga University
502 E Boone Avenue | Spokane, WA 99258-0095