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Moodle LTI 1.1 to 1.3 migration FAQ for Feedback Studio administrators

In this guide:

Why does our institution need to migrate from LTI 1.1 to LTI 1.3?

As part of Turnitin's commitment to providing the best customer experience and helping you get the most out of our solutions, we are encouraging our customers who have LTI 1.1 currently integrated in Moodle to move to LTI 1.3. This move provides additional security improvements as well as additional enhancements such as easier assignment creation and better grade pass back service.

The target date for end of support for the LTI 1.1 integration in Moodle is December 31, 2025 and the end of life date is targeted for December 31, 2026. If you have any other Turnitin integrations installed in your Moodle environment (e.g., Plagiarism Plugin or Direct V2), this move and these dates do not affect them.

To learn more about LTI 1.3, please see Turnitin Feedback Studio & LTI integrations. You may also view our comparison chart of the integrations that we offer to our Moodle customers that use Feedback Studio.

What are the end of support dates?

The target date for end of support for the LTI 1.1 integration in Moodle is December 31, 2025 and the end of life date is targeted for December 31, 2026. This will hopefully give you enough time to plan the change of your integration to fit when it works best for your school and academic schedule.

What do I need to do first as an LMS administrator?

  1. Log in to your Moodle environment as an administrator. Navigate to Site Administration > Plugins > Activity Modules > Manage Activities > External Tool > Manage External Tools. Then select the gear symbol to open your existing LTI 1.1 integration. Scroll down to locate the Consumer Key. This is your Turnitin account ID.

  2. Log in to turnitin.com (or turnitinuk.com) as the Turnitin administrator and locate the account ID that is linked to your Moodle LTI 1.1 integration. Select the Configured button for that account ID and then select the LTI 1.3 button (LTI 1.1 should already be highlighted).

  3. Set up the LTI 1.3 integration using our Moodle 1.1 to 1.3 conversion guide. If you are setting up the LTI 1.3 integration in test or staging, we do not recommend using the same Turnitin account ID for both test or staging and production environments. You do, however, need to use the same account ID for your LTI 1.3 integration that you used for your LTI 1.1 integration in production so that you have access to your past LTI 1.1 assignments.

As we communicate information to the Turnitin admins over the next year, our Moodle migration recommendations for Turnitin administrators may be useful in assisting in the transition from LTI 1.1 to LTI 1.3. It includes advice on vetting the integration with your Cybersecurity or IT Department as needed, testing the integration before launching it in production, and communicating to stakeholders what changes they can expect in their classes.

Is it possible to run both the LTI 1.1 integration and the LTI 1.3 integration at the same time while we transition?

Because the LTI 1.1 integration is changed to an LTI 1.3 integration, there is no need to run the integrations at the same time.

Please be aware that if submissions were made to an LTI 1.1 assignment but were not graded yet, after the transition to LTI 1.3, the grades given to those submissions will not pass to the gradebook. For submissions made to that same assignment after the transition to LTI 1.3, those grades will pass back. As such, it is recommended that all grading of past LTI 1.1 assignments be completed before transitioning. Instructors can go into the Moodle gradebook and manually enter in grades if needed.

How does this affect Turnitin LTI 1.1 assignments in past courses?

Instructors and students will still have access to past LTI 1.1 assignments.

How does this affect new Turnitin LTI 1.3 assignments created in current courses?

Because the LTI 1.3 integration is deep linking, creating the Turnitin assignment via the Add an activity or resource is a more streamlined process (resulting in less clicking and duplication of assignment information in both Turnitin and Moodle). For more information, view our guidance on how to create a Moodle LTI 1.3 assignment.

What are the enhancements that instructors will gain with LTI 1.3?

  • Overall improved user interface for you (and your students) including seeing at a glance which students have submitted or not to the assignment via the Assignment Inbox
  • Easier assignment creation workflow
  • Paper deletion request workflow
  • Access to the Assignment Copy tool
  • Access to additional LTI 1.3 assessment types when they become available
  • Ability to resync grades to the LMS gradebook as needed
  • Access to assignment level insights within the LTI inbox including robust assignment analytics and Flags

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What changes to existing workflows do my instructors need to be aware of?

There is no change to the existing workflow for users.

Please note that dropped or deactivated students will be removed from the Turnitin assignment inbox. They will also be dropped from the course via turnitin.com (or turnitinuk.com). If you or an instructor needs to see a submission made by students that have been dropped from a course, please contact Turnitin Support.

How does this affect Turnitin LTI 1.1 assignments that have been copied from past courses into current courses?

Past LTI 1.1 assignments will become LTI 1.3 assignments when the integration is updated. As such, when they are copied to another course, they will be LTI 1.3 assignments. Please refer to our guidance for using Turnitin assignment copy and for LMS course copy recommendations.

What happens to instructor QuickMarks, rubrics, and PeerMark questions that they have created?

Instructor QuickMarks, rubrics and grading forms, and PeerMark questions that have been saved will be available to you for your new LTI 1.3 assignments. Instructors can also export QuickMarks and rubrics and grading forms and import them as needed. See our guidance below.

If there is an issue with accessing them, please contact Turnitin support for assistance.

What support guides are available to assist us?

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