As of May 15, all Turnitin documentation will be maintained directly by Turnitin, and this document will be removed from the Canvas Guides on August 4. For assistance with Turnitin, please reference the Turnitin Canvas User Guides.
Canvas copies submissions uploaded to Turnitin and displays the files in SpeedGrader. Turnitin provides an originality report and similarity index letting you know how much of the assignment is original. This report is displayed in SpeedGrader.
Open Student Submission
Use the student list to locate a student submission.
SpeedGrader displays the student submission in the viewing window .
If the student re-submitted the assignment, SpeedGrader displays the most recent submission. You can view previous submissions in the submissions menu .
In the sidebar, the Turnitin feedback icon  shows the status of the originality report.
Note: The originality report for an initial assignment submission may take a minimum of ten minutes to generate.
View Turnitin Error
Turnitin may occasionally generate an error message about the status of a submission. If a submission includes an error, you can view the message by clicking the Turnitin error icon .
If the file failed to resubmit to Turnitin, you can click the Resubmit to Turnitin button , or if you allow resubmissions and the due date has not passed, you can download the student submission and reupload it to Turnitin. Turnitin resubmissions may take up to 24 hours to process. If you have questions please contact your Canvas administrator.
View Originality Report
When the submission has generated an originality report, the Turnitin feedback icon indicates what percent of the assignment matches internet sources. Feedback percentages are also represented by color:
- Blue (0%)
- Green: 1–24%
- Yellow: 25–49%
- Orange: 50–74%
- Red: 75–100%
To view the detailed originality report, click the feedback icon.
To grade the assignment, enter the grade in the Grade field .
If you added a rubric to the assignment for grading, click the View Rubric button .
View the grade for the assignment.
Note: If you graded your assignment with a rubric but the Grade field does not update, your rubric was not set for grading and you will have to enter the score manually.