Turnitin® Available for use with Assignments in Canvas

Michigan Tech has a contract with TurnItIn® to use their service. Turnitin’s OriginalityCheck® helps instructors check students’ work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against their text comparison database.  When a file is submitted, Turnitin shows how much of the student’s paper matches content from their databases so instructors can quickly understand how much of the paper is unoriginal.

Turnitin is also integrated into the Assignments tool in Canvas.  Instructors can check the “Enable Turnitin Submissions Evaluations” box when creating or editing Assignments in Canvas.  When Turnitin is enabled, online file upload and text entry submissions by students for that Assignment will automatically be submitted to Turnitin.com for an OriginalityCheck.  The instructor will be able to see the results in the Originality Report, including what percent of the student’s document matches other documents, and what those other documents are.  They can also use Turnitin’s GradeMark® service while viewing the Originality Report.  Students can see the results of their Originality Report in Canvas too.  Instructors can make them available to students immediately, after the assignment is graded, or after the due date.

Directions for using Turnitin in Canvas:

For more information or help with Canvas at Michigan Tech, and to sign up for eLearning workshops, visit the Canvas One Stop page.