Roster Sync Overview

Roster sync allows you to securely connect your student information system with Turnitin to provision multiple classes, users, and enrollments at once.

Roster sync supports the teacher and student roles for user creation.

To successfully configure roster sync, there are several steps, both within Turnitin and the student information system (SIS) that your institution uses, that must be completed in order. Once linked, classes, users and enrollments will be managed from within your SIS. Editing this information within Turnitin will be disabled.

Your student information system decides how often information in Turnitin is updated. It acts as a one-way bridge between your institution and Turnitin. Roster sync allows you to take ownership of the users who are added to your account and have much more granular organization with each school year.

Roster sync supports the OneRoster 1.1 standard (.csv upload format)


Getting started - You'll first have to find the roster tab from the top-level account you are trying to roster. Learn how

Configuring your SFTP service (internal and external) - Turnitin and your student information system need to learn how to talk to one another. The connection is one way and secured using SFTP. Learn how

Linking roster organizations - Once connected, you'll send us a roster file. This file contains details about the roster organizations you've defined within your student information system. A roster organization needs to be linked to a Turnitin account. Learn how

Confirmation - As this process is permanent and can't be reversed, we ask you to double check the links you've created to make sure there are no mistakes. Learn how

Finished - Your roster organizations are now linked to Turnitin accounts and we will update your rostered information whenever we receive a new roster file from your student information system.

At anytime, you can review account links, view event logs, or change your SFTP password and review configuration details.

Does something not look quite right? or have you had difficulty with one of these steps? Check out our troubleshooting guide.