WHAT IS TURNITIN?
Turnitin is an cloud service that enables instructors to assess the originality of student submissions. Turnitin can be used as a deterrent and instructional tool for students. The Canvas Turnitin app allows instructors to create Turnitin Assignments in their courses and assess student submissions without having to leave their course environment.
Integrating the new Turnitin app (replacing the old Turnitin ANGEL plug-in) and implementing it in Canvas requires a different process as explained below.
CREATING A TURNITIN ASSIGNMENT (like an ANGEL Turnitin drop box)
When creating a regular Canvas assignment (no Turnitin) in which students submit documents online (and not on paper) then choose Submission Type = Online. For Turnitin assignments you will need to choose Submission Type = External Tool as explained below.
- Add a Canvas assignment
- Give the assignment a name (tip: append the name with something like TII so you know that the assignment is using Turnitin)
- Set the Due date and Points that the assignment is worth
- If there is a More Options button click to expand the choices. Otherwise scroll down to Submission Type.
- To the right of Submission Type choose External Tool and follow the steps below.
- Click the Save button.
For more information read How do I change Turnitin settings for an assignment