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What is Turnitin?

The integration of Turnitin with Canvas allows instructors to automatically check for plagiarism once students submit a File Upload assignment. The system is designed to facilitate feedback between instructors and students on written work.


How to Create Turnitin Assignments in Canvas

STEP 1: Set up a Turnitin assignment in Canvas

1. Click into your course site.

2. Select Assignments on the course navigation menu.

3. On the Assignments page, select the + Assignment button to create a new assignment.


5. The assignment will display in edit mode. (1) Create the assignment title. (2) Click in the rich content editor box to write the assignment directions (3) Enter the points the assignment will be worth. (4) Next to Assignment Group select the desired assignment group for the assignment. (5) By default, the grading type will be set at Points. Next to Display Grade as select the desired option from the drop-down menu. 


4. Scroll down to the Submission Type options. (1) Next to submission type select External Tool(2) Click Find next in the External Tool URL box.


5. A dialog box will appear. In the dialog box a list of installed external tools will display. Scroll down the list and select TurnItIn LTI API. Click Select. A URL for Turnitin will appear in the text box.


6. Finish editing the assignment settings. Under Assign, configure a Due date and availability dates. Click Save or Save & Publish at the bottom.



STEP 2: Configuring Turnitin Settings

1. Once the assignment is saved the Turnitin Assignment Dashboard will appear. Make sure the Start Date [1]Due Date [2], and Feedback Release Date [3] fields are all correctly filled out to match the Canvas assignment settings. The Feedback release date is the date when students can begin review comments and grades the instructor posted in Turnitin. Find more settings by clicking on the Optional Settings [4] gear, and read a short description of each setting by hovering over the blue question marks.


2. Be sure to click Submit when done editing Turnitin settings. Congratulations, your Turnitin assignment is now created. 


How to View Student Submissions and Originality Reports

View Similarity Reports in the Turnitin Assignment Inbox

The Turnitin Assignment Inbox lists all student submissions with similarity scores. Clicking on an individual score launches the complete report. Turnitin generates originality reports either upon submission, 24 hours after resubmission, or the due date, depending on the assignment settings. 

View Similarity Reports through the Speedgrader 

Speedgrader displays the similarity score next to the submission details. Select the similarity percentage from the right-hand side of Speedgrader. This will take you into the Turnitin Similarity Report.


Video Tutorials

Please check out the video tutorials below:

Topic  Description  Link
Create a Turnitin Assignment How to create a Turnitin Assignment in Canvas Click Here
Access Student Submissions and Originality Reports How to view and access student submissions and originality reports  Click Here
Grademark Overview This will show an overview of what the Grademark service can provide for your course, such as enhanced feedback, drag/drop capabilties, and rubric construction, in conjunction with the Turnitin originality report. Click Here

For full instructions on how to use Turnitin, please check out our workshop recording.

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Article ID: 92544
Mon 11/18/19 11:49 AM
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