Using Turnitin with Webcourses@UCF

Turnitin is transitioning from the External Tool option to a new, easier tool. Turnitin can now be enabled on assignments using the Plagiarism Review option in the assignment settings.

By using this tool, instructors no longer have to use the Turnitin box or use a workaround for rubrics. The tool allows instructors to enable Turnitin and also utilize all of the Canvas features, such as rubrics, group assignments, and peer review. (These options were not available or completely available with the External Tool option.)

The Plagiarism Review tool allows the instructor and students to interact with the assignment in the same way as a regular online assignment and the submission produces an originality score from Turnitin.

Enable Turnitin by following the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the Assignments tab in your course.
  2. Then,
    1. For a new assignment, click the +Assignment button in the upper right-hand corner.
    2. For an existing assignment, click on the name of the assignment and then click the Edit button in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Once you are in the edit settings, scroll down to the option for Submission Type and change the drop-down to Online.
  4. Under the Online Entry Options, select how the ways students can submit to the assignment. Once the option for File Uploads is selected, the Plagiarism Review option will appear.
  5. For the Plagiarism Review option, change the drop-down to Turnitin.
  6. The box will then load showing additional, optional Turnitin settings. At the bottom of these options, you can select when student can view their originality scores. The default is Immediately, but clicking the drop-down will allow you change the setting to After the assignment is graded, After the due date, or Never if you would prefer. 
  7. Once you have finished editing the assignment, click the Save button at the bottom.