Answered By: Neal Pomea
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2019     Views: 44

The library has joined you to UMGC's Turnitin account. Your user name in Turnitin will be your UMGC faculty email address: ________ 

Set up Turnitin Account:  Turnitin will email you a link to a form to set up your account. Fill out the form with your UMGC faculty email address and last name. Click Next. Turnitin will send you an email to validate your account.

Create your password:  Once you have validated your account Turnitin will email you a form to create your personal password. Create your password then login to Turnitin with your user name and the password you have just created.  

Note that UMGC policy requires faculty to use their university-issued e-mail account and address “in all university–related business or classroom student interactions conducted via e-mail.”  Do not change your email address or first name or last name in the UserInfo tab. Doing so may cause your account to be locked since you cannot be identified as a UMGC faculty member. 

Continue through the prompts to create  a secret question and answer in case you lose or forget your password. Click through the Turnitin End-User License Agreement (click I Agree -- Continue).  

See the UMUC Turnitin FAQ for instructions on setting up a class and creating assignments:

Step 2: Create a standard class

Step 3: Create assignments.    

Step 4: Upload assignments.

Follow instructions carefully at Step 4 regarding how student work is submitted to Turnitin.   

  • In the Undergraduate School instructors may either ask students to enroll in their Turnitin classes to upload their work for a Similarity check OR instructors may upload student work themselves on behalf of their students.   
  • In the Graduate School instructors do not have students enroll in their Turnitin classes. Rather instructors in the Graduate School upload student work themselves for a Similarity check on a case by case basis.   

Step 5: Read Originality Reports reviews how to read and understand Similarity checks. 

I hope everything goes well! 

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