Southeast Missouri State University

To use Turnitin, you must first create a user profile. To create a profile click here. After creating a profile, you will receive an email confirmation.

  • Note for students: Your instructor must first register and activate your class before you can access this service. Your instructor will issue you a class specific id and password to access Quickstart service overview/tutorial for students.

Subsequently, you may visit and log in using your email account and password you chose when creating your profile.

To fully activate your account with, you will need an account ID and 'user join password'. This is used to establish your profile as being associated with the University's subscription to this service.

To obtain the account ID and join password, contact the Center for Writing Excellence at, phone 651-2460.

At various points in the account activation profile, there will be links to instructional/getting started information. A quick overview/introduction to the process described above is available online:

Getting started

To submit a paper, instructors must first create a class and an assignment. Instructors at schools with institutional or department accounts will first need to create a user profile before they can login. Once logged in, the instructor will join his or her school's account using the account ID and account join password.

If instructors choose to have their students submit papers, students must first create a user profile. Then, students will login and enroll in the instructor's class with the class ID and class enrollment password.

Important—Usage Instructions Instructor Training: Detailed instructions on how to use our service can be found at: This site provides detailed instructions for each user type: Instructor or Student, including quick start guides, more in-depth manuals, and other instructional and tutorial resources.

For a faculty tutorial on how to help students use TurnItIn to check their own grammar, you can watch this helpful video.

If you have further usage questions, you can reach the technical support staff via email at

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