Instructional Design & Delivery



Salisbury University is transitioning from SafeAssign to Turnitin’s Originality Check plagiarism prevention service through MyClasses as of Fall 2012. 

The plagiarism prevention service provides a systematic approach to detecting plagiarism, especially the "cut and paste" method, by detecting unoriginal content.  Through the electronic submission of papers, the service will generate an originality report comparing the paper with Internet resources, the academic scholarly databases of journal articles and periodicals as well as work submitted by other students across the country.  In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content.

Faculty who are interested in using
TurnItIn must:

  • Include the following statement in their syllabus:

    Salisbury University contracts with Turnitin for plagiarism detection and deterrence in support of The Salisbury Promise and academic integrity policy. As a condition of participating in this course, all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review and plagiarism detection through Turnitin. All papers submitted to Turnitin will be included as source documents in the Turnitin reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism consistent with fair use principles under federal copyright law. You may be asked to directly submit certain written course requirements through MyClasses. The instructor may also submit a student’s written assignment through Turnitin if the instructor, in good faith, suspects plagiarism. No student assignments will be submitted by the instructor or Salisbury University without the student’s prior written FERPA consent.

  • Use MyClasses to access Turnitin.  Faculty can request a MyClasses course area for using the course request form. Instructions on how create create TurnItIn assignments are below.

  • For individual submission of student's papers by faculty, obtain student consent using the Student Consent to Disclose Education Records form.

Faculty Handouts

Student Handouts