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robert_thompso1
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Can we engage Turnitin on Canvas quizzes without uploading and cutting and pasting??

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We are putting English placement essays on Canvas Quizzes and want to control for plagiarism using Turnitin:   

  1. We can't cut and paste hundreds of essays onto Turnitin.   
  2. We strongly prefer that students write directly onto the Canvas Quiz page, but Turnitin only works, it seems, when students upload a file.

Previous answers in the Community haven't been positive. Please advise if there's a solution.

Robert T.

Lander College

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You can use a file upload question on a quiz, grab the files, and then check them in the TII web portal. Otherwise, as ericwerth‌ says, you can grab a CSV of student responses and run them through the quick check on the TII site, but this will result in a single report for all students on that quiz, and the instructor will have to scroll through the report to check each student. Those are the best workarounds I know of. ‍♂

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ericwerth
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Hi  @robert_thompso1   We use TII at my institution, but I had not found a way check plagiarism on quiz questions.  This site from TII confirms that quizzed don't currently work with this plagiarism checker, Handling submissions | Canvas Plagiarism Framework.  There is an idea out for this functionality in New Quizzes, https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/15609-new-quizzes-allow-use-of-turnitin" modifiedtitle="true" ....  I would definitely check this out and vote it up if you have not already done so.  I know that at my institution, I have a login for the TurnItIn website directly.  I have downloaded zip files of student submissions and uploaded this to a course I created in TII so that a faculty member could see the originality report of an assignment they had forgotten to set up with TII before students submitted files.  While you can get a CSV file of student responses, checking the TII website I don't see where this could be used for quick upload of files for plagiarism checking, so unfortunately that doesn't seem like an option here.  I am not an expert in TII, so perhaps someone else reading this has found a way.

All the best...

Thanks, Eric.

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Thanks, it would be helpful to sync them up. We have hundreds of essays each semester, and with remote writing, we need a way to process them easily through TII.

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You can use a file upload question on a quiz, grab the files, and then check them in the TII web portal. Otherwise, as ericwerth‌ says, you can grab a CSV of student responses and run them through the quick check on the TII site, but this will result in a single report for all students on that quiz, and the instructor will have to scroll through the report to check each student. Those are the best workarounds I know of. ‍♂

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