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Turnitin Plagiarism Prevention

Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention tool. Ryerson University, along with universities around the world, recognizes that plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty have been made easier since the advent of the internet. Ryerson has licensed external, along with over 15,000 institutions in over 140 countries.

  • Plagiarism detection tool
  • Integrated with Brightspace D2L

Getting Started 

At Ryerson, Turnitin is integrated within the Ryerson D2L Brightspace environment. Using Turnitin with Brightspace is the recommended method, since instructors and students do not need to create separate accounts.

 Learn how to enable Turnitin Feedback Studio for assignments.

If using Turnitin via Brightspace is not possible, instructors can also create and manage assignments directly in Please note that this method requires users to create separate accounts.

To access

  1. If you do not have an account with, please create a new one by entering the Account ID # and join password provided to you by the DMP. To request your specific department account ID number and join password, please contact us.
  2. Go to external,
  3. Click on the “Log In” Icon at the top right corner of the page.

About 

All members of the Ryerson community have a responsibility to adhere to and uphold the highest standards of academic integrity, including students in submitting their assignments.

Ryerson subscribes to Turnitin, a plagiarism prevention tool. Turnitin is integrated with D2L Brightspace. An instructor can turn-on the Turnitin originality report feature on student assignments uploaded to the Brightspace D2L course.  These papers are then cross-referenced with's in-house database of millions of manuscripts turned in from schools in Canada, the United States, and the entire internet. The results are compiled into an originality report that outlines any similarities to these sources.

Turnitin System Maintenance

Turnitin services may be unavailable during their external,scheduled maintenance windows on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. EST.



  • For Turnitin issues related to D2L Brightspace, please visit the D2L Help page.
  • For Turnitin issues which are not related to D2L Brightspace, instructors can submit a ticket directed to the external,Turnitin Helpdesk.