Updates in the 4-20-2019 Production Release

In this Canvas release (April 20), the BigBlueButton Conferences interface has been redesigned using HTML5 for improved usability. Other updates are also available in various APIs and documentation. Production release notes also include fixed bugs. View the Canvas Production Release Notes (2019-04-20) New Features Account Settings Content Security Policy Updated Features […]

How do I direct submit a paper to Turnitin?

The Turnitin Plagiarism Framework does not have a built in direct submit feature, but you can use the Student View tool to submit a paper to any Turnitin assignment. Steps for Direct Submit To begin you will need to already have an assignment with the Turnitin option selected or you […]

How to Grade Turnitin Assignments

This article demonstrates how to grade a Turnitin assignment in your Canvas course. If you are looking for information about the Turnitin service, please see the Turnitin article. Click on the Assignments option in the course navigation. Click on the assignment to be graded. Select Speedgrader. In Speedgrader, you will […]

How to Create a Turnitin Assignment

From the course menu click on Assignments. Click the blue +Assignment button at the top right of the Assignments page. Enter in the Assignment information as you would for a standard Canvas Assignment. At the Submission Type option click the drop-down menu and select Online. Under Online entry options, select Files Uploads and/or Text […]

How Do I View a Turnitin Similarity Report as an Instructor?

The Similarity Report can be accessed from within SpeedGrader. Select SpeedGrade from the right-hand side of the assignment. To view your Similarity Report in Turnitin Feedback Studio, select the similarity percentage from the right-hand side of SpeedGrader (in the example, this is a red 100%).   For information on how […]


Turnitin is a cloud-based service that identifies plagiarism by comparing submitted work against a database of sources. A submission made to an assignment will generate a Similarity Report, which is the result of the comparison between the text of the submission against the search targets selected for the assignment; this […]