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D2L LTI 1.1 to 1.3 migration FAQ for Feedback Studio instructors

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 integrated in D2L Brightspace to move to LTI 1.3. This move provides additional security improvements as well as additional enhancements such as roster syncing, easier assignment creation, and better grade pass back service.

The target end of support date for LTI 1.1 is December 31, 2025 and the target end of life date is December 31, 2026. Please be aware that this move does not affect users of the V2 custom integration (which places the option to use Turnitin’s Feedback Studio directly within the D2L Assignment workflow itself). If you have both integrations in your D2L Brightspace environment, we recommend updating the LTI 1.1 integration only. This workflow is mainly used for PeerMark assignments.

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 D2L customers that use Feedback Studio.

What are the end of support dates?

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

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

This change does not affect Turnitin LTI 1.1 assignments in your past courses. You can still access those LTI 1.1 assignments in past courses as needed.

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

Because the LTI 1.3 integration is deep linking, creating the assignment via the Content workflow is a more streamlined process (resulting in less clicking and duplication of assignment information in both Turnitin and D2L Brightspace). For more information, view our guidance on how to create a D2L LTI 1.3 assignment.

What are the enhancements that I 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
  • Roster syncing function that updates every time the assignment is launched; because this is based on the D2L Brightspace course roster, this means that students that have been added to the class or dropped from the class will show in the assignment inbox automatically
  • Ability to submit an assignment on behalf of a student as needed


What changes to existing workflows do I need to be aware of?

Because this workflow is primarily used for creating PeerMark assignments, there is no change to the existing workflow.

Please note that dropped or deactivated students will be removed from the Turnitin assignment inbox. They will also be dropped from the course via If you need to see a submission made by students that have been dropped from a course, please contact your Turnitin admin. They will work with Turnitin Support to provide a copy of the Feedback Studio report/submission as a secured file.

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

When launched, past LTI 1.1 assignments will convert automatically to LTI 1.3 assignments in the current course when the admin enables Auto Migrate Links when setting up the LTI 1.3 integration. Please refer to our guidance for using Turnitin assignment copy and for LMS course copy recommendations.

What happens to QuickMarks, rubrics, and PeerMark questions that I created?

Your 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 me and my students?

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