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Turnitin may be integrated into Canvas for use via LTI. The Turnitin LTI tool provides full support for the use of OriginalityCheck,

GradeMark, and PeerMark within Canvas. 
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Canvas LTI Integration

Installation Instructions

An LTI app can be configured in Canvas on either a course or account.

You will need to manually configure an External App in your account settings in Canvas using the instructions below to integrate with Turnitin:

1. Please choose one of the following URLs based on your location: (UK USERS ONLY) (ALL OTHER USERS)


Note: Your chosen URL should only be used inside Canvas. Please copy and paste it into your LMS for integration with Turnitin.


2. Enter the Name, Consumer Key (your Turnitin Account ID), and Shared Secret

3. Select 'Manual Entry' as the configuration type

4. Enter the Configuration URL and Domain

5. Set the Privacy to 'Public'


The app should then appear under 'External Tools' when saved and can then be added to a module. Instructure provide further documentation on how to configure LTI tools within the Canvas environment in their help centre here.

Alternatively, you can call your Canvas support representative and ask them how you can configure Canvas to work with a course level external LTI 1.1 tool.

Canvas Legacy Turnitin Plugin 


Turnitin has recently released a Turnitin Canvas LTI integration, which was developed in partnership with Instructure, the makers of Canvas. This integration is replacing a prior Canvas integration which relied upon a Turnitin developed API.

LTI is a standard created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium which aims to establish a standard way of integrating rich learning applications, and many--if not most--integrated solutions are moving in this direction of standardization.

The new Turnitin Canvas LTI integration will give our Canvas users full access to all Turnitin functionality (OriginalityCheck, GradeMark, and PeerMark) and, most importantly, will ensure that our Canvas users receive any new features and fixes as soon as we introduce them into the product. Moving forward, we hope that this will make it easier to administer and use Turnitin for the Canvas community.

For those who are wondering, it is possible to run the legacy Canvas integration and Canvas LTI integration in parallel during the transition period. When the previous Canvas integration becomes unavailable, classes and assignments originally created through the previous integration will remain accessible by logging into Turnitin directly. These older classes and assignments will not be visible in the LTI integration.  

We urge you to look over the resources we have provided below, which we hope will help to answer the most common questions and address any concerns.

Admin Guides for Canvas Turnitin LTI Integration Set Up:
Admin Guide (provided by Canvas)
Admin Guide (provided by Turnitin)

Other Resources:
Comprehensive Canvas User Blog Post
credit: Dallas Hulsey, Professor, English - Department Chair, New Mexico Junior College

Canvas (LTI Tool) - Administrator Configuration

Canvas (LTI Tool) - Student User Video

Canvas (LTI Tool) - Instructor User Video

Please contact integrations@turnitin.<wbr/>com to request a separate Turnitin environment to be set up for the purposes of testing the Canvas LTI integration.

Best regards,

Turnitin Integrations Team



  • Not recommended to new customers
  • Supported primarily by Instructure.
  • Plug-in developed by Instructure in cooperation with iParadigms, using the publicly available Turnitin API.
  • Allows access to Turnitin Originality Checking (not GradeMark or PeerMark) without having to leave the Canvas environment or log into Turnitin directly.
  • Turnitin Originality Checking is integrated into the standard Canvas user interface, alongside other Instructure Canvas components.
  • Allows unified management of assignments through the Canvas user interface.

Videos and Demonstrations

Student Demo (Access GradeMark via Turnitin LTI) 
Student Demo (Access Originality Check via Turnitin LTI)
Instructor Demo (Create assignment LTI)



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