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Joining an Account

The join account and join account (TA) tabs allow an instructor to join an additional Turnitin account. Some instructors may need to join multiple departmental or campus accounts or may be employed by multiple institutions.


If upon first login, there are no accounts available on the Instructor homepage, you must join an account in order to create a class and assignment.

Join an Account as an Instructor



To join an account as an instructor, click the Join Account tab from any page.


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Enter the Account ID and Join key via the Join a Turnitin Account form. You must have the Account ID and Join key to hand in order to proceed. The ID and key are available from your account administrator only.


Once you have entered the Account ID and Join key, click the Submit button, where you will be redirected back to the Instructor homepage, where the account will now be accessible.


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Joining an Account as a TA



To join an account as a TA, click the Join Account (TA) tab from any page


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Enter the Account ID and Join key via the Join account as a teaching assistant (TA) form. To add a new section type class to a master class set, the TA must have the master class ID and TA join key for the master class. This information is available from the master class instructor.




Enter the Section name or number and Section enrollment key. The Section enrollment key is chosen by you and should be distributed to anyone wishing to join this class in the future.




Click the Submit button to proceed or Cancel to abort the procedure

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Turnitin will confirm your chosen section name or number and section enrollment key. Click the Continue button to get started.




If you would like students to enroll themselves in this class, they will need both the enrollment key you have chosen and the unique class ID generated by Turnitin.


Should you ever forget the class ID, it is the number to the left of the class name on your class list. You can view or change your enrollment key by editing the class.

Training Video: Joining an Account


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