Online tool for checking for possible plagiarism


Faculty & Staff




Turnitin is an online service for checking whether submitted written work is similar to work seen elsewhere online, or submitted previously to Turnitin as part of other college assignments at Swarthmore or elsewhere.  


Most faculty access Turnitin checking of their students work through a Moodle assignment or a Moodle Turnitin assignment. Faculty who need it can also access Turnitin Quick Submit tools outside of Moodle, for one-off paper checking.

Using Turnitin outside of Moodle

To use Turnitin Quick Submit tools, Swarthmore faculty need to activate their access to the Turnitin tools outside of our Moodle system by sending a request for ITS to activate their account by emailing support@swarthmore.edu or entering a request through the ITS ITS Support Portal to update their account for such access.

General Instructions for using Turnitin Feedback Studio can be found in Turnitin's Help System: https://help.turnitin.com/feedback-studio/turnitin-website/instructor/instructor-category.htm.

When faculty need to check student work outside the context of an assignment in Moodle, the specific tool to use is Quick Submit. Instructions:

Ways you can contact ITS or find information:

ITS Support Portal: https://support.swarthmore.edu
Email: support@swarthmore.edu
Phone: x4357 (HELP) or 610-328-8513
Check out our remote resources at https://swatkb.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/remote/overview
Check our homepage at https://swarthmore.edu/its