Checking Student Work for Originality

The university provides access to two separate systems for ensuring the originality of submitted work—TurnItIn and iThenticate. TurnItIn is used for general purpose and undergraduate Honors in the Major while iThenticate is used for graduate theses and dissertations.

All submissions to are in electronic form (e.g., MS Word files, Portable Document Format or PDF files). To use in your class, please contact the Jennifer Wright with Integrity and Ethical Development at (407) 823-3477.

Please keep in mind that your syllabus must contain information about if you plan to use it in your class. Click here for syllabus language about provides videos, user manuals, and other training materials for instructors planning to use the system in their courses. The training resources page can be accessed by visiting turnitin's website.

If you are a UCF instructor and would like to use TurnItIn in your classes or for checking projects submitted for Honors in the Major, contact the Faculty Center at for account setup and training.


The university requires all students submitting a thesis or dissertation as part of their graduate degree requirements to first submit their electronic documents through iThenticate for advisement purposes and for review of originality. The thesis or dissertation chair is responsible for scheduling this submission to iThenticate and for reviewing the results from iThenticate with the student's advisory committee. The advisory committee uses the results appropriately to assist the student in the preparation of their thesis or dissertation.

For further information about or assistance with iThenticate, please refer to the Office of Research & Commercialization's Resonsible Conduct of Research.


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