Turnitin has released a major product upgrade that will integrate with Canvas on January 1, 2017. The change will affect how faculty and students will use online originality checking and online grading of electronically submitted assignments in Canvas.
Three Important Items for Instructors & Course Designers:
1. The way to create a Turnitin-enable assignment in Canvas is changed; the previous method will NOT work.
2. Master Courses and Previous Courses that make use of Turnitin Assignments will need to be updated if any content is copied forward.
3. Turnitin Assignments can NOT be tested from Student View. An error message will generate.
Turnitin's new integration introduces some changes to the way assignments are handled. Currently, Turnitin's settings allow you to prevent resubmission of assignments, or permit resubmissions up to the due date. There is no option to resubmit after the due date. This means that if students need to submit after the due date, you need to delete their original assignment in the embedded Turnitin tool.
Other limitations exist as well:
- You cannot use Turnitin with group assignments.
- Turnitin assignments cannot include more than one submission date; differentiated due dates are not supported.
- You cannot restrict student submission types. By default, Turnitin always allows students to submit their assignment as a text entry or upload any supported file types. Turnitin does not allow students to submit unsupported file types. For a list of supported file types, see Submit a Turnitin Assignment.
- Students cannot submit multiple file uploads.
- If you want to use a Canvas rubric for the assignment, you must add the rubric before setting the External Tool submission type. Create the assignment with any other submission type, save the assignment, add the rubric, and then edit the assignment and convert the assignment type to use an external tool. To show the rubric to students, you will need to link to it as a file or Canvas page.
- If you want your assignment to be moderated or peer reviewed, you must set up the moderated or peer review part of the assignment before setting the External Tool submission type. If you need to return to the moderate page after the External Tool is added, open the assignment and add /moderate after the assignment URL.
Canvas/Turnitin Comparison Document
How do I create a Turnitin assignment?--Instructor
How do I change default Turnitin settings for an assignment?--Instructor
How do I grade a Turnitin assignment in Speedgrader--Instructor
See Short Video Tutorials regarding the Turnitin Changes--Instructor
How do I submit a Turnitin assignment (Illustrated)--Student
How do I submit a Turnitin assignment (Video 3 1/2 min)--Student
How do I view Turnitin results for my assignment submission--Student
How do I view assignment comments--Student