External App: Turnitin
Yale will conduct a pilot evaluation of the software system Turnitin for use in courses across the University during the 2018/2019 academic year. Each school has selected their level of integration for the pilot. Please refer to the Turnitin Technology Pilot and Frequently Asked Question: Canvas Pilot of Turnitin articles for more information.
Turnitin is a tool to help faculty and students develop and evaluate written scholarship. It estimates the originality of written work so students can properly reference source material. The tool generates a “similarity report” by comparing an uploaded paper to a database of web pages, articles, books, and other uploaded files. When similarities exist, the tool highlights sections of the uploaded paper and displays the original source. The report provides an opportunity for constructive conversations about properly referencing sources.
For instructions on how to use Turnitin, please refer to the help guides linked below:
- Creating a Canvas Assignment with Turnitin Enabled
- Accessing the report
- Interpreting the report
- Generating a new report
- Filtering the report
- Excluding Resources
- Accepted file sizes and types
- Paper view requests
- Accessibility in the report
- Create an Assignment
- Turnitin Settings Information
- The Similarity Report
Known Issues and Bugs we are aware of
- Similarity Reports are regenerated automatically on due date to check submissions against each other, but this updated score is not sent to Canvas.
- Student Re-Submissions showing the first submission instead of the most recent submission in the Grades view.
- The New Gradebook (beta) does not support Turnitin fully, and clicking on the colored icon does not take you to the report.
- Canvas Rubrics & Turnitin LTI (Canvas Community)
Known issues with the Canvas Turnitin Framework (Turnitin Article - October 2018)
- Intermittent issues with submissions and resubmissions
- Intermittent issues with copied courses and duplicate users
- Turnitin ignores Canvas anonymous grading rules