Moodle Direct V2 to LTI 1.3 migration FAQ for Feedback Studio instructors

In this guide:

Why does our institution need to migrate from Direct V2 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 the Direct V2 plugin integrated in Moodle to move to LTI 1.3. This move provides additional security improvements as well as additional enhancements such as easier assignment copy from course to course, easier assignment creation, and better grade passback service.

It is important to remember that there is not a hard deadline to move to LTI 1.3 and the Direct V2 plugin will still be supported by both Moodle and Turnitin in the near future. In addition, this move does not affect users of the other Turnitin integration options available in Moodle. View our Turnitin Feedback Studio & LTI 1.3 integrations article to learn more.

What are the end of support dates?

There are no current end of support dates for the Direct V2 plugin by either Turnitin or Moodle in the near future. As such, you can change your integration when it works best for your school and academic schedule.

How does this change affect Direct V2 plugin assignments in past courses?

Once the Direct V2 integration is uninstalled, those assignments in past courses cannot be accessed in your Moodle environment anymore. If you need access to these past assignments, that can be done via turnitin.com or through the Paper Lookup Tool available in Q1 of 2024.

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 assignment via the add activity or resource workflow 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 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

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

When you add an activity or resource, you should see the Turnitin LTI 1.3 option as an activity and/or as a pre-configured tool. All the information that needed to be provided for the Direct V2 assignment is also needed for the LTI 1.3 assignment. However, where you would provide that information has changed in the new interface. In addition, you will lose the ability to create Parts to the assignment. We are looking to add this feature in the future.

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 need to see a submission made by students that have been dropped from your 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 Direct V2 plugin assignments that have been copied from past courses into current courses?

Once the Direct V2 plugin is deleted, those assignments will no longer work. However, this does not mean that you have to recreate all your Direct V2 assignments. Instead, you will launch LTI 1.3 to create an assignment and choose the Assignment Copy tool option from the modal. This will provide a complete list of their past Turnitin enabled assignments in all their classes including all their Direct V2 assignments.

From there, you can choose which assignments you want copied into their new course and those assignments will be “converted” to LTI 1.3 assignments. Once the Direct V2 plugin assignment has been converted to an LTI 1.3 assignment, you have the choice to continue using Turnitin Assignment Copy for future courses or you can use the supported LMS course copy recommendations.

What happens to instructor QuickMarks, rubrics, and PeerMark questions that I have 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. You 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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