#TechTipThursday: Change with TurnItIn for Students


Longwood University uses TurnItIn, within Canvas, to assess student submissions for originality. In other words, TurnItIn is a plagiarism-checker for any assignment in which the instructor has enabled TurnItIn and is submitted to Canvas. To improve the efficiency of the TurnItIn/Canvas integration, Instructure Canvas advised all account holders to make a slight behind-the-scenes adjustment; we will do so on Monday 11/28/16. This change impacts the way you will interact with assignments which require TurnItIn and today’s post will detail the new student user interface for these assignments.

There are a variety of ways for you to access your assignments in a Canvas course. Regardless of how you access the assignment, we begin the post by demonstrating how to submit an assignment that requires TurnItIn.

  1. Once you have selected the assignment you will see the TurnItIn Assignment interface. In the center of the screen, find and select the blue “Upload Submission” button picture1
  2. In the window that appears, give your submission a title and select the blue “Select a file to upload” button picture2
  3. Select the file you would like to upload from your computer. Once the file uploads you will see it on your Assignment Dashboard. Once your submission has been checked for originality, you will be able to see your score through this interface picture3

If you have any questions, or difficulty duplicating the steps detailed in this post, please contact the Digital Education Collaborative.

This post was drafted with assistance from Paige, an Instructional Technology Collaborator.

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