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Canvas Plagiarism Framework Release Notes Draft

2018 March 20th



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What's new



Set up group assignments using the Plagiarism Framework!


We're delighted to now support the setup of group assignments using the Canvas Plagiarism Framework! Students can now submit group work, where each student in a group will receive an individual similarity score. Hoorah!



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Fixes and enhancements



No more duplicate papers after grading in Canvas SpeedGrader

  We've been working with Canvas to resolve an issue with papers duplicating in and; this followed grading within Canvas SpeedGrader. The good news is that we've fixed it! There is no bad news!



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Turnitin now rejects any unsupported file or submission types


We received reports that some papers submitted to the Canvas Plagiarism Framework were stuck in a pending state; we found that this was mostly down to unsupported file types being submitted. To prevent users from seeing this pending state in future, Turnitin will immediately reject any unsupported file or submission type.

Turnitin supports the following Canvas submission types:


  • Text entry
  • File upload (this includes cloud submission e.g. Google Drive). Accepted file types for generating a Similarity Report can be found here.


Turnitin does not support the following Canvas submission types:


  • Website URL
  • Media recordings


If a submitted paper fails to generate a Similarity Report and no pending message is displayed, students should review our file requirements and resubmit with an accepted file type.




Assignments are now created with start dates before due dates


When using the course copy or import course content methods in Canvas, we’re often supplied with the due date for an assignment, but not a start date.


Due to Turnitin’s date logic/requirements, assignments failed to create when the due date was set to a past date and no start date was provided; this is because Turnitin sets the start date to today, and in Turnitin, the assignment can't be created unless the start date is before the due date.


To resolve this, we now always ensure that the assignment start date is set prior to the due date supplied to us. It's worth noting that Turnitin does not require a start and end date to produce a Similarity Report within the Canvas Plagiarism Framework. Start and end dates are controlled by Canvas.


Our guidance will soon cover the supported course copy/content import methods supported by Turnitin.

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