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External tool vs. Plagiarism Framework

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Can't decide which integration is most suitable for your needs? The Turnitin Canvas integration matrix can help you make an informed decision! Compare the two integration types below:

 

 Feature

 External tool

 Plagiarism Framework

Originality Check (Similarity Reports)

 

Yes
Available from the Turnitin inbox, Canvas SpeedGrader and Gradebook.

Yes
Available from Canvas SpeedGrader and Gradebook.

Group assignments
 

No
 

Yes

     

Canvas SpeedGrader

Yes
This may be used in conjunction with Turnitin online grading tools.

Yes
This is the recommended feedback tool when using the Plagiarism Framework.

ETS e-rater grammar checking (automated, immediate feedback)

Yes

Yes

Turnitin online grading tools

Yes

No

Turnitin PeerMark

Yes

No

Canvas Peer Review

No

Yes

Multiple due dates

Yes
Dates must be set before student submissions are made.

Yes
Dates can be set before/after student submissions are made.

Canvas rubrics

Yes

Yes
This is the recommended feedback tool when using the Plagiarism Framework.

Turnitin rubrics and grading forms

Yes

No
Available to students pre and post submission.

Multiple file submission 

No
All previous submissions will be overwritten.

Yes
Each submission has its own  Similarity Report.
All previous submissions will be retained.

Collusion check
 

Yes
On the due date, an updated score is available in Feedback Studio, but will not be available directly from Canvas.

Yes
On the due date, an updated score is available in Feedback Studio, but will not be available directly from Canvas.

A visual comparison

 

The external tool offers the Turnitin features noted above, which are all accessible and configurable from within the Turnitin assignment inbox.

 

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The Plagiarism Framework offers the features noted above. Turnitin features are configured via Canvas assignment settings and accessible from within Feedback Studio.

 

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