Until recently, the only way to check students’ assignments for plagiarism in Canvas, was to create a Turnitin (LTI) assignment. You now have the option of creating a Canvas online assignment with the Turnitin plagiarism framework enabled.

If you want to:

  • Check your students’ work for originality without setting up the Turnitin LTI
  • Use Canvas Speedgrader and rubrics to grade the assignment
  • Support multiple due dates for sections or individual students
  • Support multiple file uploads (note, only certain file types can generate similarity reports)
  • Support resubmissions even after the assignment due date
  • Set up a Canvas group assignment
  • Have Peer Review enabled
  • Test the assignment submission using the Student View function

We recommend that you use the plagiarism framework feature.

You cannot use Turnitin’s online marking tool, FeedbackStudio to grade assignments that have been submitted with the plagiarism framework feature. You will need to continue using the Turnitin (LTI) assignment option to do so.

Read more on Turnitin Support:

For a quick overview, read more on Canvas at the University of Auckland, Resources: