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New! Submit and Evaluate PowerPoint
Students are often asked to demonstrate their knowledge and communications skills in various disciplines by making presentations. Turnitin now supports student work submitted in the PowerPoint presentation format. Instructors can check originality, provide feedback using Grade Mark comments and rubrics, and include the submission in a peer review exercise. Turnitin converts the PowerPoint slide deck into a static PDF, leaving all text and images in their original format but leaving out dynamic touches like embedded video and animations.

Turnitin is plagiarism detection software that scans student work for matched text by comparing the work to a large database of student work, publications, and materials on the Internet.

The Turnitin service is available through an interface built in to Cornell's Blackboard Learning Management System. For information about how to use Turnitin, please use the navigation menus on the left of this screen.

Need a quick tip sheet for Turnitin? Things for Instructors to Know About Using Turnitin

Please note: Before you can view and grade Turnitin assignments, you need to make the Turnitin tools available in your Blackboard course Control Panel. Many Blackboard courses already show the tool, but some do not. Instructions for making the tool available can be found here.

Turnitin training: Custom training and one-on-one consultations for Turnitin are available on request; email Academic Technologies at for more information.

Scheduled Maintenance Times

All Turnitin services and related websites (Turnitin, OriginalityCheck, GradeMark, PeerMark) may be unavailable for use during scheduled maintenance times. Times for these scheduled maintenance windows are the first and third Saturdays of each month, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

An announcement will appear inside Turnitin in advance of when the system will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance.

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