This feature allows student posts of at least 30 words to be evaluated by Turnitin and can be enabled in the Post Settings of any Harmonize discussion.

NOTE: The Turnitin Similarity tool must be configured for your institution before this feature can be used. Please see Configuring Turnitin Similarity for more information.

Enabling Turnitin at the Assignment

  • As a Faculty Member, click Edit on the topic and navigate to the "Post Settings" tab.
  • Check the box next to Turnitin Settings to Send student submissions to Turnitin.

Check the "Turnitin Settings" checkbox on the topic edit post settings page.

  • After the student clicks Publish on a Post, the assignment or discussion topic will automatically be sent to Turnitin.
  • While the submission is being processed, the Turnitin Icon will read "Processing".
  • Once the submission is complete, the student and teacher will see the score.
  • Students can submit their discussion or assignment two times, after that there is a 24 hour holding period before Turnitin will process the next submission.
  • A minimum of 30 words is required in a student submission for Turnitin to generate a similarity score.

Note:  The student's score will only be visible to the student and teacher.

Student View

End-User License Agreement

  • When the students create a post they must Accept and Continue, to agree with the Turnitin End-User License Agreement.
  • If they click Reject, the student can click to create a new post and Accept and Continue to participate in the discussion or submit an assignment.
  • Student's only have to accept once per version of the End-User License Agreement.


  • When the student submits their post, their assignment is automatically sent to Turnitin.
  • The submission will be in the Processing state until Turnitin returns the results.

View the Turnitin "Processing" label on a post.

  • After Turnitin sends the results back, the student will be able to view their score.

View the Turnitin final score for a post.

  • Click the Turnitin icon to view the report.

Viewing the score details in Turnitin.

Questions? Contact Harmonize Support!