Turnitin is an originality-checking and plagiarism-prevention service that checks writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying. Turnitin compares submitted papers to a massive database of student work, websites, books, and articles. Turnitin has several key features to meet your writing assignment needs: 

  • Develops independent learners and confident writers: Turnitin helps students improve their academic writing and research skills.
  • Compares against content collections: Turnitin has a massive database that covers writing across the internet, scholarly articles, student papers, and more.

Important Resources

Training & Support


TIPS is offering several opportunities to learn more about Turnitin. Join one of our group training sessions or schedule a one-on-one with our team for more guidance on how to understand similarity reports, Turnitin results, creating more rigorous assignments, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Division for Teaching Innovation and Program Strategy (TIPS)

CU Denver

City Heights/Learning Commons

1191 Larimer St

3rd Floor Learning Commons

Denver, CO 80204