How do I enable Turnitin for an Assignment?

Note: The Turnitin feature must be enabled by your institution at the account-level for it to be available in your course. Contact your Canvas Administrator for more details.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Click the Assignments link.

Add Assignment

Add Assignment

Click the Add Assignment link to create a new assignment.

Open More Options

Click the More Options button to edit the assignment

Add Assignment Details

Name the assignment [1], edit the assignment points [2], choose a due date [3], and set other assignment details. Select the Assignment Group [4]. Click Show Advanced Options to see other options [5].

Enable Turnitin

Enable Turnitin

Set the submission type by using the drop-down menu [1]. Turnitin will only work with online submissions that are file uploads or text entry. Click the Enable Turnitin Submissions checkbox [2] to enable Turnitin.

Open Turnitin Advanced Settings

Open Turnitin Advanced Settings

Click on the Advanced Settings... link [1] to open Turnitin advanced settings.

Set Turnitin Settings

Set Turnitin Settings

Set when the students can view the originality report by selecting the originality report drop-down menu [1]. Choose what type of sources to compare the assignment submissions against [2] and the type of material you want Turnitin to ignore [3]. Click the Update Settings button [4] to save the new settings.

Update Assignment

Update Assignment

Click the Update Assignment button.

View Assignment

View Assignment

A small notice will appear on your assignment indicating Turnitin has been enabled.

Note: The Turnitin feature must be enabled by your institution at the account level for it to be available in your course.

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