An Overview of Using Turnitin in Canvas

You will learn about the two methods of using Turnitin in your course in Canvas.

Turnitin provides a plagarism "Similarity Report" and a variety of grading and feedback options to enhance the instructor's interaction with students. In Canvas, we currently have "Turnitin Assignment" and "Turnitin Framework". A comparison table shown below can give you a good idea of which method to use in your course.

Comparison Table of Turnitin Assignment and Turinitin Framework

Turnitin Assignment Turnitin Framework

Works within a Canvas Assignment (view this guide on how to setup Turnitin Assignment)

Works within a Canvas Assignment (view this guide on how to setup Turnitin Framework)

Utilizes the Turnitin Feedback Studio and its features (markup, grammar check, sources, rubrics, audio feedback, and inline comment feedback)

Utilizes SpeedGrader's markup, audio feedback, text and inline comment tools.

An array of settings available to customize the Similarity Report (option to allow students to see the report, option to exclude a template of text, grammar check, repositories)

A few settings available for customizing the Similarity Report (option to allow students to see the report, grammar check, repositories)

Grading done in Turnitin Feedback Studio

Grading done in SpeedGrader

PLEASE NOTE
Possibility that grades might not sync with the gradebook in which case grades would have to be manually entered
Syncs with the gradebook

Assistance

For assistance in using Turnitin in your teaching, contact the Online Education and Training at oetsupport@fullerton.edu. Be sure to include the course name, Assignment, and any other details that may be of use.

Article Summary

You have learned about the two methods Turnitin can be used in your course to assist you with plagiarism checking.