TurnitinInstructors access turnitin services from within Canvas, not at turnitin.com directly.
- Inside Canvas, go into a course (or create a blank one) and create an Assignment and give it a name (such as "Essay1"). Click "more options" and then "advanced options".
- Enable "online" for submission type and then checkmark for "allow file uploads."
- Place a checkmark next to "Enable Turnitin Submissions."
- Provide a link to the Assignment you created from Modules or Pages, or simply leave the Assignments tool visible to students.
- Students click the Assignment link and upload the file when prompted. It will automatically go through plagiarism checking, though it may take some time.
- In the speedgrader of Canvas, look to the top-right corner to find a turnitin score.
- Click the score and Agree to the Terms on the next page.
- The student paper will load, with color-coded passages that match online results displayed on the side.
- Remember, Turnitin does not identify plagiarism for the instructor; it only identifies matches to text strings in its database of student essays, web search, and publications. The instructor must interpret the results to determine proper or improper citations.
Note: faculty members wishing to run essays, theses, or dissertations through the service themselves may wish to create a blank Canvas course, create the assignment per the directions above, then switch to the Student View (under Settings) to upload the file themselves.