What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is an online software that helps support the development of your skills in preparing written assignments.

How does Turnitin work?

Institutions license Turnitin on an annual basis. Students are granted Turnitin accounts and can submit papers only after an instructor sets up a class and register them as students to that class.

Usage of Turnitin

Turnitin accounts are not automatically created for students. Students can use Turnitin only if they are enrolled in an active class. Please ask your course instructors regarding Turnitin.

Originality Check

OriginalityCheck compares the text of the submitted paper to a vast database of 24+ billion pages of digital content (including archived Internet content that is no longer available), over 250 million papers in the student archive, and 120,000+ professional, academic and commercial journals and publications. The software is regularly updated. The OriginalityCheck provides both the instructor and student with a comprehensive view and deeper insight into the student’s writing.

Similarity Report

The Similarity Report provides a summary of matching or similar areas of text found in a submitted paper. Similarity is given as a percentage number. The higher the percentage, the greater the amount of text in the submission that came up as matching against information in Turnitin’s repositories. The percentage range runs from 0% to 100%. The percentage is generated by the amount of similar or matching text compared to the number of words in the submission in total.

Turnitin Login Page (External link)

Setting up Your Turnitin Account

Students who are enrolled in an active class, receive an announcement email from Turnitin with instructions how to setup their account.
The following information is required to setup your APU Turnitin account so please make sure that you correctly enter it.

- First Name: Your full name as printed on your student ID card
- Last Name: APU User ID (the part before @ mark of your APU mail address)
- Email Address: ********@apu.ac.jp
*You should setup your password yourself.


1) If you cannot find the email in your Inbox, please also check your Spam folder. If you still have not received the announcement email, please contact your course instructor.
2) Please note that the First and Last names registered to Turnitin may differ from your actual ones.

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