Plagiarism Detection - How to Use Turnitin Plagiarism Framework in Canvas


Introduction

Turnitin Plagiarism Framework in Canvas is a plagiarism detection system used in education to promote academic integrity and enhance student learning.

Instructors can: 

Students can: 

Resources:

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Instructions

Creating New Assignments in Plagiarism Framework

See Creating an assignment in Canvas Plagiarism Framework (for Teachers).

  1. In the course navigation menu click Assignments.

    Assignments tab circled in course navigation menu

  2. Click +Assignment.

    Add assignment button circled in assignments page

  3. Name the assignment and add a description.
  4. Set Points, Assignment Group, and what you want the grade to be displayed as.
  5. Set the Submission Type to Online.
  6. Check Text Entry or File Uploads
  7. After you set the submission type, the Plagiarism Review drop-down will appear. Click Turnitin

    Submission type and plagiarism review type circled in the edit assignment page

  8. Choose Turnitin Plagiarism Framework settings. The settings are the same as in Feedback Studio. 
    • Set the Similarity Report settings.
    • Set how you want to assignment to be checked.

       

  9. Set the assignment due date.
  10. Click Save.

    Save button circled

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Switching Feedback Studio Assignments to Plagiarism Framework

  1. Open the assignments tool and click [...]->Edit.

    In the assignment page, Add assignment and edit are circled

  2. In the popup click More Options.

    More options circled in edit assignment pop-up

  3. Scroll down to the Submission Type.
  4. Change the submission type from External Tool to Online
    • If you don't want to use Turnitin, scroll down and click Save. You are done. 
    • To add Turnitin-Plagiarism Framework to the assignment, go to the next step.
  5. Check Text Entry or File Uploads.
  6. After you set the submission type, the Plagiarism Review drop-down will appear. Click Turnitin

    Submission type and plagiarism review type circled in the edit assignment page

  7. Choose Turnitin Plagiarism Framework settings. The settings are the same as in Feedback Studio. 
    • Set the Similarity Report settings.
    • Set how you want to assignment to be checked.

       

  8. Scroll down and click Save.

    Save button circled in edit assignment page

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Accessing Similarity Reports and Grading Plagiarism Framework (for Instructors)

See also: Accessing the Similarity Report in Canvas Plagiarism Framework (for Teachers).

  1. Open the assignment you want to grade.
  2. Under Related Items on the right side, click SpeedGrader.

    Speedgrader circled in the assignment page

  3. SpeedGrader will open in a new tab. Click the colored percentage bubble next to the View drop-down or Assessment grade entry box.

    Percentages circled in student assignment

  4. The Turnitin Similarity Report will open in another new tab.



    In the Similarity Report, you can:
    • See sources similar to the student's work and their percent similarity. 
    • Exclude the bibliography, quotes, or sources from the report. 
    • See grammar and writing errors. 
    • See Interpreting Similarity Reports below for more.

  5. After reviewing the Similarity Report, go back to SpeedGrader, add any comments, and enter a grade in the box below Assessment.
  6. To view other students' work, click the arrows in the top right of SpeedGrader, then click the Turnitin colored percentage bubble to see their Similarity Reports. 
  7. When you're done grading, close the SpeedGrader tab and go back to Canvas.

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Accessing Similarity Reports (for Students)

See also: Accessing the Similarity Report in Canvas Plagiarism Framework (for Students).

  1. Go to the course where you submitted an Plagiarism Framework assignment and click Grades
  2. Look for the name of the assignment and click the box for similarity reports.



  3. Your Similarity Report will open. Turnitin will offer a tour of its features, which you can close. 

     

  4. View your Similarity Report. See Interpreting Similarity Reports below. 

     

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Interpreting Similarity Reports

Similarity Report contents

For detailed instructions, see:

Interpret Similarity Reports

  1. Access the Similarity Report. See:
  2. The Similarity Report has two sections: Similarity and e-rater® (writing). Similarity feedback is in red, and writing feedback is in purple.

    Feedback highlights are circled

  3. In the paper, you can click a red similarity bubble or a purple writing feedback bubble to see details.

    An example of a similarity bubble hint

  4. In the Plagiarism Framework sidebar, you can:

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Troubleshooting

Turnitin Feedback Studio has been upgraded to Turnitin Plagiarism Framework.

Easily switch assignments to Plagiarism Framework. See Switching a Feedback Studio Assignment to Plagiarism Framework.

Getting Help

Technical and Usage Questions

Policy and academic integrity questions

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