Does anyone else want to see group assignments enabled for external-tool submissions? Specifically, our faculty are interested in using Turnitin or similar plagiarism-detection tools with groups assignments.
Very much, Justin, and not only for Turnitin. Our institution works with a Canvas partner, The specified item was not found., which .is group-enabled and interested in using this.
I would also really love this feature. I've created my own LTI tool for Canvas for auto-graded code assignments in my class, and the lack of group support means that each group member needs to submit the assignment separately so they can see results from the auto-grader. This undermines the point of a group assignment, and will inevitably lead to inconsistencies among the grades within a group, and we'll have to manually reconcile these inconsistencies. A group LTI assignment would be much cleaner.
The LTI 1.1 spec seems to have a "Group" component, so there is perhaps a standard in place for passing the group information to an LTI tool.
Side note: I couldn't find a way to generate a "fake" submission on behalf of other group members, as a workaround. If anyone knows how to do this I would be very interested!
For TurnItIn specifically, group assignments will be available "soon" if the institution is using the new Plagiarism Framework integration (currently in beta for TII). We're in the beta testing group for this, and will deploy TII in the Plagiarism Framework after the Spring term ends (June 2018). I wish I could link to a document about the group assignments feature, but I have only heard this by conference call so far. The ETA was for this month, if you're using the PF.
I have a notion that this is as much - if not more - for the external tool developers as for Instructure to make happen.
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