Feedback Studio with Canvas comparison chart

Turnitin has different integrations with Canvas that allow instructors to choose which workflow and tools work best to fulfill the needs and objectives of their assignment. If you are a Feedback Studio customer, these integrations are designed to work alongside each other and therefore can be set up in the same Canvas environment. In addition, instructors can use both integrations in their course at the same time, using the LTI workflow for one assignment for example but the Plagiarism Framework workflow for another.

The Plagiarism Framework integration is designed to work within Canvas' assignment workflow, while the LTI integration is designed as an External Tool. Below is a chart to compare the integrations and their functions.

Please note that with the move to LTI 1.3 as the industry standard, the LTI 1.3 integration is recommended over the LTI 1.1 integration. If you are currently using the LTI 1.1 integration, you may want to consider moving to LTI 1.3. Please check out our Migration Hub for recommendations.

If you are using Canvas Open Source, you can only use the LTI integration.

Feature LTI 1.3 (Recommended for new users) LTI 1.1 (Not recommended for new users) Plagiarism Framework
Similarity Check (Similarity Reports)

Yes

Available to launch from the Turnitin inbox. (Direct launch from Canvas Gradebook coming soon!)

Yes

Available to launch from the Turnitin inbox and Canvas SpeedGrader and indicated in the Canvas Gradebook.

Yes

Available to launch from Canvas SpeedGrader and indicated in the Canvas Gradebook. 

Turnitin's online grading tools

Yes

Yes

No

Turnitin rubrics and grading forms

Yes

Turnitin rubrics and grading forms are the only ones that can be used with LTI 1.3 assignments.

Yes

Either Turnitin rubrics and grading forms or Canvas rubrics can be used with LTI 1.1 assignments.

No

ETS e-rater grammar checking

Yes

Yes

Yes

Turnitin's PeerMark

Yes

Yes

No

Turnitin's assignment analytics

Yes

Yes

No

Simplified assignment set-up

Yes

While assignment set-up is separate to the Canvas assignment set-up process, deep linking functionality means that you only have to enter the assignment information once and it passes back to Canvas.

No

The external tool must be added as a part of the Canvas assignment set-up process.

Yes

This integration works within the Canvas assignment workflow itself but does not deliver full Turnitin functionality.

Student roster synchronization

Yes

All students included in a Canvas course will be automatically populated in the LTI assignment inbox (including any drop/adds that occur after the semester starts).

No

N/A

Collusion check

Yes

On the due date of the assignment, an additional check is run and an updated score is available in Feedback Studio accessible from the Turnitin LTI assignment inbox within Canvas.

Yes

On the due date of the assignment, an additional check is run and an updated score is available in Feedback Studio (accessible from the Turnitin LTI assignment inbox within Canvas), but will not be updated in Canvas Speedgrader or the Canvas Gradebook.

Yes

On the due date of the assignment, an additional check is run and an updated score is available in Feedback Studio, and will be updated in Canvas Speedgrader and the Canvas Gradebook.

Template exclusion

Yes

Ability to exclude a text template from the similarity report.

Yes

Ability to exclude a text template from the similarity report.

No

Self-serve paper deletion requests

Yes

Requests can be made by the instructor directly from the LTI assignment inbox. The account administrator can immediately approve or reject a request from turnitin.com/turnitinuk.com

Yes

Requests can be made by the instructor directly from the LTI assignment inbox. The account administrator can immediately approve or reject a request from turnitin.com/turnitinuk.com

No

Instructors will need to contact their Turnitin account administrator, who will in turn be able to contact Turnitin's support team to manually process the deletion requests as needed.

Instructor submitting or resubmitting on behalf of a student

Yes

This works for both submitting and re-submitting.

Yes

This works for re-submitting only.

Yes

Only if this has been enabled by the Canvas admin for the institution.

Access to Canvas SpeedGrader tools

No

Canvas SpeedGrader annotation and grading tools cannot be used. LTI 1.3 supports Turnitin-based feedback/grading tools only.

Yes

Canvas SpeedGrader and/or Turnitin-based feedback/grading may be used for LTI 1.1 assignments.

Yes

Plagiarism Framework utilizes Canvas SpeedGrader only. Turnitin-based feedback/grading tools are not supported.

Group assignments

No

No

Yes

Each member of the group will be able to see the Similarity report.

Canvas Rubrics

No

Yes

However, in this workflow, students cannot view the Canvas rubric before submitting.

Yes

Submitting multiple files to a single assignment

No

Only one file is supported. If multiple files are submitted, they will be overwritten and considered to be the 'latest' submission. Only one Similarity Report at a time is generated for the assignment per student.

No

Only one file is supported. If multiple files are submitted, they will be overwritten and considered to be the 'latest' submission. Only one Similarity Report at a time is generated for the assignment per student.

Yes

Each submission has its own Similarity Report. All previous submissions will be retained and can be viewed through Canvas Speedgrader.

Canvas Peer Review

No

No

Yes

Translated Matching

Yes

Yes

Yes

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