Use the Turnitin Feedback Studio in Canvas

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The Turnitin external LTI tool, one of two Turnitin integrations for Canvas, is designed for instructors who want to take advantage of Turnitin's Feedback Studio, which offers a much more powerful suite of tools for grading and feedback than those provided in Canvas, including:

  • Similarity report: The same detailed similarity report available in the plagiarism framework is accessible via the Feedback Studio.
  • PeerMark: This peer review tool allows students to read, review, and score or evaluate one or more papers submitted by their peers.
  • Quickmarks: Instructors can create a library of comments and feedback that can be reused when grading submissions.
  • Rubrics and forms: With Turnitin's flexible rubric tool, instructors can create scoring rubrics with weighted criteria as well as qualitative rubrics and grading forms.
  • eRater® feedback: Automated checking for grammar, usage, mechanics, style and spelling errors; provides in-depth feedback with on-paper marks.
  • Grades entered into Feedback Studio are automatically synced with the Canvas Gradebook.
  • If you are only interested in using Turnitin's plagiarism detection service, you may find it easier to use the Canvas Plagiarism Framework from Turnitin.

Create a Turnitin assignment in Canvas

To use the Turnitin LTI integration with a Canvas assignment, set up the Canvas assignment as an external tool assignment, and then set assignment details in Turnitin. For instructions, see Creating an assignment. When selecting the external tool, choose Turnitin from the drop-down menu.

  • For students' papers to be submitted properly, instructors must set the Turnitin options before any students have submitted their work for a given assignment. Papers submitted to Assignments before Turnitin is activated will not be submitted to Turnitin retroactively.
  • Creating Turnitin assignments without a due date is not recommended; if you do not set a due date in Canvas, a due date will be automatically assigned within the Turnitin LTI.
  • Resubmissions are not allowed by default. To allow resubmissions for a TII Turnitin assignment, see Resubmitting on Behalf of a Student.

Access similarity matches and the Feedback Studio


To access similarity matches and Feedback Studio tools from the Assignment Inbox, select the percentage icon in the "Similarity" column. (You can also access similarity matches from the color-coded similarity score icons in SpeedGrader and the Gradebook.) For more, including how to exclude quotes and understand the results, see:


To access Feedback Studio grades, feedback, and an overview of your matches (if permitted) for your assignment submissions from the assignment dashboard, select the similarity score in the "%" column. (You can also access your similarity score from the Gradebook "Submission Details" screen.) For more, see Viewing a breakdown of your matches.

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Instructors can get help using technology in their teaching at the teaching and learning centers on each campus.

For help from a UITS Support Center consultant, fill out the "Ask for Help" form found in the Canvas Help menu. You can also contact your campus Support Center directly.

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Last modified on 2023-08-28 13:11:00.