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The TurnItIn is a plagiarism detection service that is integrated with Canvas. It allows instructors and students to view an Originality Report of written work or other homework assignments. The system is designed to facilitate feedback between instructors and students on written work.

Turnitin is connected to Canvas through an LTI integration. When you are creating a Canvas Assignment, you will select External Tool in the submission settings. You will then choose Turnitin from the list of options.

Currently, North Park's subscription to Turnitin only includes the check for similarity and the originality report. For all grading and feedback, please use Canvas rubrics and SpeedGrader.

Tips and Tricks

  • Rubrics: To create a rubric that is connected to your Turnitin assignment, create a regular assignment FIRST. Create the rubric and connect it to the assignment. Then you can go back into the settings and change it into a Turnitin Assignement. Your rubric will no be visible on the assignment page, but it will be accessible in the Speed Grader
  • Set-up: When setting up your Turnitin Assignment, other than the description, submission settings and points, leave the fields blank. You will set up specific settings for your assignment in your Turnitin Settings. There are also many other Optional Settings you will want to consider


Turnitin Error for Dates

This error means that the dates in the Canvas assignment settings is conflicting with the Turnitin settings. 

To resolve this issue, click on Edit Assignment Settings:   


Then remove the Available from date and click Save: 


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