Administrator Training

Activate Users

Activating instructor accounts is a crucial step in getting them started with Turnitin. instructors must have joined your institution's account before before they can begin using Turnitin. Instructors can be added to your Turnitin account in two ways, list upload or individually.

Once an instructor is added to your account, they will be notified via email that either (1) a Turnitin profile has been created for them by the Turnitin Administrator, or (2) their existing Turnitin profile has been joined to your account.

Watch this brief video for how to activate instructors in your Turnitin account:



Adding Instructors by List Upload

This is the fastest way to get instructors activated in Turnitin:

  1. Prepare a list of instructors for upload. There are three ways to do this:
    • Create a three coumn spreadsheet with First Name, Last Name, and Email Address in separate columns with one instructor per row. Save this file as a Microsoft Excel file (.xls or .xlsx).
    • Create a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Plain Text (.txt) file with First Name, Last Name, and Email Address with commas and no spaces between each, one instructor per line (for example, John,Doe,jdoe@example.com).
  2. Click the instructor icon to the right of the account name.
  3. Click the upload list button at the top of the instructor list.
  4. Click browse to find the instructor list file on your computer.
  5. Find the file on your computer and click open.
  6. Click submit to upload the list.
  7. Review the list of instructors and click yes, submit to finalize the list submission.

Turnitin will not create duplicate instructor profiles with the same email address. If an instructor already has a Turnitin profile (with the same email address) with another institution, they will simply be joined to your institution's account—users can belong to multiple institutional accounts.


Adding an Individual Instructor

To add an instructor individually:

  1. Click the instructor icon to the right of the account name.
  2. Click the add instructor button at the top of the instructor list.
  3. Enter the instructor's name and e-mail address in the appropriate fields.
  4. Click submit to finalize the addition.


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