Helping Our Students Avoid Plagiarism is the most widely used plagiarism detection platform in higher education and it is available to all faculty and lecturers at Leeward. To begin using Turnitin, please self-enroll at

  1. Click “Create Account” in the upper-right corner of your screen.
  2. If you have not used Turnitin before, click “Instructor” under “Create a New Account.”
  3. Enter the Account ID and Join Key that is found in the lccfaculty-l email sent to all Leeward faculty and lecturers recently. Search your email inbox for the subject line: Use Turnitin to Help Our Students Avoid Plagiarism
    1. If you did not receive this email, contact the Leeward Turnitin administrator. See the end of this post for details.
  4. Then enter your user information and acknowledge the user agreement.
  5. Your account is ready to use.

New users can view a recording of a webinar for Leeward faculty recorded on November 11, 2017. This video provides an in-depth overview of the platform, various tools, and their functionality:

Note: This video is unedited and is approximately 80 minutes long.


A quickstart guide with instructions (creating classes and new assignments, submitting papers, etc.) and short instructional videos are found at

For assistance with setting up your Turnitin account, please contact Wayde Oshiro, Leeward Turnitin administrator. Email:

Support for comes from campus Innovation Funds awarded to the Faculty Senate in 2017. This is the second year of a 2-year pilot project to gauge the need for a subscription-based platform like Turnitin at Leeward.

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