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Turnitin reporting for late submissions due to illness/bereavement etc.

Hi all,

Currently, when assignments are being muted, with the intention of grading them and then releasing the marks to students by unmuting, a side effect is that students submitting to muted assignments do not receive Turnitin reports. As instructors would typically be muting and grading assignments only after the deadline, students who submit their assignments late (if instructors allow late submissions) will not receive a Turnitin report if the instructor has already started grading.

However, this would mean that students who, for example, may have been ill or experienced a bereavement, and so may be entitled to a deadline extension, would not receive a Turnitin report, which would be an unfair disadvantage. While it's possible that the instructor could hold off on muting the assignment until after the student has submitted, this would put pressure on the instructor if there are a large amount of assignments to grade. It is also possible that the student may not contact the instructor until after the deadline has passed and the instructor has already started grading.

Is anyone aware of any workarounds for this?



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Community Champion

 @rianna_peck  , I don't us TurnItIn, so I don't know if this would work or not, but what about moderating the assignment?  If a professor gives a student permission to turn in an assignment late, then the professor may be able to moderate the assignment for that student.  

Community Champion

 @rianna_peck ‌, there are a few different options for integrating Turnitin into Canvas. Do you known which one your school is using? It might be the older API, the LTI, or the plagiarism framework version. However, you should be able to accommodate late students with assigning a duplicate assignment to the late students regardless of the version of Turnitin. Here is a tutorial: