PlagScan customer migration

Important dates to note

PlagScan will be discontinued on December 31, 2025. If needed, you may renew your current PlagScan license to provide access to PlagScan’s product until Dec 31, 2025. Please also be informed that we will not be renewing PlagScan licenses past Dec 31, 2024.



Watch the webinar for answers to common migration questions

If you missed it, please watch the recording of a special event we held for PlagScan customers.

This webinar includes:

  • An Introduction to Turnitin Similarity
  • A preview of the migration process
  • Next steps your institution can take


To watch the webinar in English, select this link.

To watch the webinar in German, select this link.


How will the migration process be arranged?


PlagScan Migration Overview

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The migration will happen in three stages: pre-migration, migration, and post-migration.


During the Pre-migration phase, you will consider a list of questions from Turnitin to plan your institution’s migration from PlagScan to your new Turnitin solution and facilitate the most-effective conversations within your institution as you plan.

This is when you will also need to choose the desired migration window. Each migration window will last for 4 weeks, during which time you will have access to both your PlagScan account and your new Turnitin account.

First, you will choose your migration window by completing the form linked in the email that you received. Then, a Turnitin representative will be in contact with you to discuss the next steps in the process.


During the Migration phase, you will gain access to your new Turnitin solution, test its functionality, and complete your institution’s transition from PlagScan.


During the Post-migration phase, you will address any follow-up needs for support and evaluate the process of migrating to your new Turnitin solution.

For more details, please refer to these customer guides and FAQs:

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Resources in English:

Resources in German:

Resources in Spanish:


What Turnitin product can we migrate to?

Your destination product will be Turnitin Similarity. It supports all major LMSs, offering similar functionality to what you have in PlagScan. Detailed and easy-to-interpret Similarity Reports will help streamline the whole evaluation process and provide insights into students’ learning progress.

To learn more about Turnitin Similarity, please watch the video.

To watch the video in German, select this link.

To watch the video in Spanish, select this link.


Turnitin Similarity offers:

  • Higher similarity search accuracy. Submissions are compared to an expansive collection of internet pages, 20 years of student submissions globally, and millions of publications from the world’s premier publishers.

  • Content database filters for similarity search. Educators can exclude individual content sources and entire content databases from search results.

  • Ongoing functionality improvements. With Turnitin, your institution has access to all the recent innovations and improvements to better track instances of potential plagiarism. 

If you’d like to learn more about advanced features available in other Turnitin solutions, like AI Writing Detection or feedback and grading tools, please communicate your interest in the migration form included in the email you received with this hub's link.


What if we still have questions?

We are here to assist you as you go through the entire transition process.

  • Post your questions on the PlagScan discussion forum
  • Reach out to the Turnitin Migrations Team via

Using Turnitin Similarity

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