Turnitin 2.0 for Canvas

A new version of Turnitin (Turnitin Framework 2.0) is now available (S1 2019+) in Canvas. This framework (Turnitin 2.0) provides a streamlined process for including an originality check in Turnitin to Canvas assessments. It also allows students to now submit group work to the Canvas Plagiarism Framework. You can create a setup so only one student in the group needs to submit the work; and each student in a group will receive an individual similarity score (all the scores will be the same).
Turnitin 2.0 features are:

  • Supports multiple file uploads
  • User functionality is clear and simple
  • No need to set up as an external tool
  • Removes Turnitin / Speedgrader grading confusion
  • Reads and reports on multiple simultaneous file submission
  • Student group assignment submissions appear to work as expected
  • Staff can only grade in one location: SpeedGrader
  • Students view results in one place, same as Canvas submissions
  • Can view Canvas rubric (staff and students)
  • Can have fractional grades
  • Can load multiple files
  • Canvas rubric.

NOTE: In Turnitin Classic (1.0) you have Quickmarks – you don’t have this in Turnitin 2.0. (we are exploring workarounds).

How do I setup a Turnitin 2.0 assignment?

Follow these instructions when you are setting up an assignment.
1. From the left-hand navigation, select AssignmentsSelect the + Assignment.   
2. Enter an Assignment name into the box provided plus any assignment information in the text box.
3. Customise

  • Points
  • Assignment Group
  • Display Mark

NOTE: If you no do want this assignment to be graded Tick the Do not count this assignment towards the final mark checkbox.
4. Set the assignment submission type to Online. Under Online entry options, select File Uploads.

5. In the drop-down menu for Plagiarism Review, select Turnitin (This then selects the Turnitin 2.0 version).

This will then open the Turnitin 2.0 customisation panel.

6. Customise the following Turnitin plagiarism settings to suit the assignment learning objectives:

  • Store submissions in
  • Compare submissions against
  • Similarity Report
  • Save as default settings
  • Show originality report to students (refine how and when students can see originality reports)

7. Then you can choose settings for Group assignment.  If this is not a group assignment leave this unchecked. If you leave the Assign Marks to Each Student Individually unticked then when you grade in speedgrader all students will get the same mark and feedback. If you tick this box then in Speedgrader you will need to mark each student individually, although you will be given an option to send a comment to the whole group. There is also the option for Peer Reviews.

TIP: If you choose to assign individually ask students to add group names into the submission box or on the front page of the assessment.
8.  Assign to allows you to set who will receive the assignment. Select the Assign to box to reveal a drop-down menu. Choose everyone for it to go to everyone or select who you would like to assign the assignment to. This ensures that your assignment will only be available to relevant students.
9 . Enter the assignment Due date.
10. Save & Publish to publish this assignment. Select Save to save the assignment.

Related Resources

Assignments page  [information about setting up Canvas assignments]
Turnitin Settings [storing submissions, comparing submissions, similarity report and student access to reports]
The Similarity Report
Student Guide to Turnitin

Acknowledgement: Thanks to all the SEH staff who assisted in testing. Also thanks to Joe Lambe and Marcus De Rijk for the technical information.