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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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:
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.
April 11th Update, sent out to Canvas customers:
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.
We are asking that our Canvas users begin to adopt the new Turnitin Canvas LTI integration by the end of 2016. Early adoption is recommended to allow for plenty of time to train end users on the new integration.
With the release of the new Turnitin Canvas LTI integration, we will begin retiring the legacy API which will no longer be available starting in 2017. The only Turnitin-supported route for integration with the Canvas learning management system from January 2017 forward will be the Turnitin Canvas LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) option. 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.
In the near future, the Turnitin Integrations team will be reaching out to each customer directly who has not yet made the transition to the LTI integration to offer support and assistance during the transition.
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)
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.
Turnitin Integrations Team