How do I enable Turnitin for an account?

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Turnitin is the leading academic plagiarism detector, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity.

Canvas uses a Turnitin LTI for assignment submissions. The LTI supports OriginalityCheck, GradeMark, and PeerMark so all features can pass information directly back to Turnitin. Canvas uses student and instructor roles for authentication (based on email address) to access Turnitin. Students can also upload assignment submissions and view originality reports directly in Canvas.

To integrate Turnitin with your Canvas account, you will need to create a shared secret by logging in to your Turnitin Account and viewing the Canvas integrations page. You must have a Turnitin account before you can use the Turnitin LTI.

As part of the LTI integration, you can set custom fields in the External App configuration to automatically pass back Canvas assignment details to Turnitin.

Open Settings

Open Settings

In Account Navigation, click the Settings link.

Open Apps

Open Apps

Click the Apps tab.

View App Configurations

View App Configurations

To configure an app, click the View App Configurations button.

Add App

Add App

Click the Add App button.

Set Configuration Type

Set Configuration Type

Select the Configuration Type drop-down menu and set the configuration type to Manual Entry.

Add App Details

Add App Details

In the Name field [1], enter a name for the Turnitin LTI (e.g. Turnitin). Create a name that instructors can recognize to add as an external tool to their assignments.

In the Consumer Key field [2], enter your Turnitin Account ID. In the Shared Secret field [3], enter the secret as created in your Turnitin Account Settings.

In the Launch URL field [4], use the appropriate launch URL for your location:

In the Domain field [5], enter turnitin.com.

In the Privacy drop-down menu [6], select the Public option. This setting allows Canvas to share student names and emails with Turnitin.

Add Custom Fields

Add Custom Fields

To add variables that sync information between Canvas and Turnitin, use the Custom Fields field.

Currently supported variables include:

  • custom_duedate=$Canvas.assignment.dueAt.iso8601
  • custom_startdate=$Canvas.assignment.unlockAt.iso8601
  • assignmentid=$Canvas.assignment.id
  • custom_submission_title=$Canvas.assignment.title
  • custom_maxpoints=$Canvas.assignment.pointsPossible

 

The variables represent assignment due date, available from date, assignment ID, assignment title, and assignment point value, respectively.

Note: Custom fields are not required and can be left blank.

Add Description

Add Description

In the Description field, create a description for the LTI. This description appears in the External Tools list for instructors.

Submit App

Submit App

Click the Submit button.

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