How can I add a rubric to a published assignment?
TurnItIn has it's own rubric system separate from Canvas. I'd offer specific instructions, but it's significantly more robust and I wouldn't be able to do it justice, so here's the official guide for it: Rubrics and Grading Forms - Guides.turnitin.com
If you want to use the Canvas Speed Grader and rubric, you need to set it up BEFORE turning the assignment into a TurnItIn assignment. Basically, you would setup the assignment as if it were a normal assignment, configure the rubric, then edit the assignment to make it TurnItIn. If you try to add a Canvas rubric after the TurnItIn has been setup, I'm fairly certain that you will lose the link between the Canvas assignment and the TurnItIn assignment, losing any already submitted work (don't quote me on this, though).
Absolutely yes, Anita Webb! The thing to remember is to NOT click the Edit button! You just head to the assignment and scroll on down the screen and you'll see the +Rubric button as you normally would when creating the assignment the first time. In fact, now that I've found the documentation page, I noticed that the screen capture that Canvas shows regarding adding a rubric is on an already-published assignment: How do I add a rubric to an assignment?
Hope this helps!
Hi, I appreciate your quick response. I don't see a way to get to the page I need. What comes up when I select the assignment is the inbox for Turnitin assignment. More help please. Anita
Yikes...sorry; I'm afraid I cannot help much with Turnitin integration, especially since our campus is still using the much older version. I was assuming you meant the rubric that is actually created within the Canvas environment itself and appears at the bottom of the Assignment after clicking (in Canvas) the Assignments menu item. I was not aware that Turnitin had the ability to use rubrics, so I'm definitely out of my element now.
I will "tag" resident Community Turnitin expert Dallas E Hulsey on this. However, be aware that a lot of the Community is at/heading to InstructureCon 2017 so there may be a bit of a wait on this depending on what Dallas is up to!
Ken, thank you. Evidently, the rubric must be added turning on Turnitin. -Anita
Thank you, Christopher Esbrandt, for leaping in to rescue me!
Nothing to thank me for. I happened upon the post while scouring the community for something completely unrelated. ^^'
Ken, thanks again. I just talked with a person from Canvas support. I needed to turn off Turnitin, select the rubric and then turn Turnitin back on. Everything is easy once you know how. Happy day, happy am I. -Anita
When I turned Turnitin back on, the one student who had turned in an assignment was still there with the Turnitin report still attached to it.
Good to know. I never took the time to test it, myself. ^^'
Thanks, Ken Black! Anita Webb, if you do want to do your grading in Turnitin, from the Turnitin inbox, click settings. In settings, click optional settings. Scroll down in the optional settings, and you will see the Turnitin rubric tools.
Basically, you can grade in Canvas or in Turnitin. I prefer Turnitin's grading, but use whatever is easiest for you.
My fellow scholars, Dallas E Hulsey Ken BlackChristopher Esbrandt was able to add the rubric just fine per instructions provided. Worked great from my view as an instructor.
Today, I have a message from a student saying there is no option for her to submit her essay. I am in student view now to check on that and I don't see a box or button or some other thing to click on either. Maybe I don't know what to look for.
Anita Webb, here's a PDF that gives an example of what the student should see: https://www.nmjc.edu/userfiles/dhulsey/LTI/SubmitTurnitinLTI.pdf
If the submission type is setup to display embedded, it should be the same except that the TurnItIn window would be embedded on the Canvas assignment what the grading rubric would otherwise be displayed. If you don't see this, you may need to look at the TurnItIn assignment configurations, specifically regarding the dates and late submissions.
Christopher Esbrandt, thank you for your reply. I do not see what you had in the file you sent
This is what I see in student view for the assignment:
Is that what I see because I am not really a student?
Any ideas on what I need to do?
Assuming you get this while using the built-in Student View, that is exactly what you should get. The Student View feature is a barebones setup which causes issues with some external tools that require more information than is supplied (i.e., an e-mail address). I actually submitted an idea a year ago regarding this particular shortcoming: "Real" Student View.
It's been on the Product Radar ever since. Until Instructure decides to expand the Student View generated users to fully emulate a user, it's best to use a standalone account for testing external tools from a student perspective. This includes TurnItIn.
If, however, you are getting this from without the Student View, then you need to reach out to your institutes Canvas administrators to look into your account configuration. Canvas doesn't allow accounts to not have an e-mail address, so that error should never happen with a real account and should be addressed at your earliest opportunity.
Christopher Esbrandt, it is in the student view. I just didn't know what to look for when I got there. A student sent me an email saying she couldn't submit the assignment. Since getting her email, other students have submitted work. So, there is some other thing going on. Thank you for your reply. Anita
I'm glad to hear that it's not something that defies the logic of the system.
As for what might be wrong, I know that TurnItIn assignments need to be paired by the instructor prior to a student being able to submit to it. This is accomplished by the instructor simply accessing the TurnItIn assignment. If your institute uses "Master" shells that are duplicated into your "Live" shells, as we do, this would be my best guess at the issue.
Beyond that, I'd need to know more about what the student was seeing to be for further assistance.
More about Turnitin Errors:
I hope you find this helpful
Safaa Said, yes the video was especially helpful. I have had lots of problems with setting compatible dates for Turnitin.
Thank you for you advice and easy to follow instructions. Anita
Good evening, Safaa Said! You are correct that Turnitin only recognizes certain Canvas roles. I have seen others post that they would like the tool to recognize Canvas admin roles, but Turnitin is partially being conservative about FERPA and who has access to student data. Also, yes, you are correct that the test student in Canvas cannot be used to access Turnitin as Anita and Christopher discussed. Turnitin uses email in the Canvas user profile to log a student into Canvas, and the test student does not have a Canvas profile, so there is no email associated with the test student and therefore no way to identify the test student as a user in an external tool.
Your page is well organized and makes a lot of sense!
My own guide to using the Turnitin LTI can be found here in the Canvas community: Canvas and Turnitin.
Anita Webb, you might check with your local Canvas admin and make sure that the date syncing is set up in the custom fields of the LTI. That can help a lot with managing the dates.
Good morning Dallas E Hulsey,
Thanks for your confirmation. Also, thanks for bringing up the "date syncing" in the custom fields for the LTI. I used the custom fields information/code you have on your page to setup our Turnitin LTI External Tool. Your page is extremely helpful and I refer to the page anytime I have a problem or question about Turnitin. Thanks again.
Just an FYI, I just got notice that TurnItIn will be changing their submission interface. I don't know what it will be like, but I thought you might want to know in case you were considering supplying your students with a basic submission guide.
TurnItIn wrote: We’ve simplified the student submission workflow and more enhancements to the LTI user experience are on the way. Beginning August 8th, students will see a progress bar indicating clear steps for making a submission, as well as an additional confirmation screen to indicate the submission process is complete. This is just the start of a major effort to improve the ease-of-use of our LTI integrations. We are also working closely with our LMS partners to make integrations more robust and seamless, taking advantage of the new LTI 2.1 standard. Want to learn more? Keep an eye out for more information in future emails, in our release notes, and on Twitter @TurnitinProduct. If you have any questions about this update or suggestions for additional improvements, please contact us at email@example.com. Sincerely,Turnitin Product Team
We’ve simplified the student submission workflow and more enhancements to the LTI user experience are on the way.
Beginning August 8th, students will see a progress bar indicating clear steps for making a submission, as well as an additional confirmation screen to indicate the submission process is complete.
This is just the start of a major effort to improve the ease-of-use of our LTI integrations. We are also working closely with our LMS partners to make integrations more robust and seamless, taking advantage of the new LTI 2.1 standard.
Want to learn more? Keep an eye out for more information in future emails, in our release notes, and on Twitter @TurnitinProduct.
If you have any questions about this update or suggestions for additional improvements, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely,Turnitin Product Team
In fact, Christopher Esbrandt, Turnitin says that major upgrades are coming this fall. Check out Bill Loller's slides from Instructurecon. I posted them here: "The Future of Plagiarism Detection" Follow Up (Turnitin).
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