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Quick Start Guide



New to Turnitin? Here are a few pointers to get you, and your institution started. 


Already set up and need guidance for Instructors?  Help them out by passing along our guide




About your account

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Account ID The unique identifier for your account. Your instructors will use this when joining Turnitin. 
Account Name The name of your institution. You can change this in the account settings. 
Status 'Active' if you currently have a Turnitin subscription.
Instructors Use this button to add Instructors directly to the account. 
New Account Dependent on your account type, using this button will allow you to create sub-accounts.
Stats Statistics about usage on your account. Want to know more? Check out the guidance.
Edit Edit settings relevant to your account. You can also download an XLS file listing all students on your account.
Anonymous Marking Use the green tick icon to view an audit trail of any anonymous marking reveals your instructors have made. 
Integrations Use to configure an integration. Integrations allow you to use Turnitin in a learning management system.
Delete Delete the account, including all classes or submissions that have been made. 



Adding Instructors


Adding Instructors manually



From the Administrator homepage, select the  Screen Shot 2017-09-01 at 4.44.42 PM (1).png Instructors Icon in the Instructors column. 


From the Instructor edit page, use the Add Instructor button. There's a lot of other things you can do here. Check out the full guide to learn more.


Enter the instructor's first name, last name, and email address. Double check everything is correct before you select the Submit button as the instructor will use this information to log in. 


Just getting started and have a lot of instructors you need to add at once? From the Instructor edit page, select the Add List button. Read the full guide for more help.


You're set! We'll handle the rest and email the instructor with the details they need to get started. 
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Submitting a paper


If you would like to submit papers to Turnitin, you need to change your user type to an Instructor. You can do so by clicking on Instructor from the user type drop-down menu at the top of any page within your account.


As an instructor, you have the ability to set up classes, submit papers, and view similarity reports. Check out the Instructor quick start Guide to learn how.

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