We all know that the more incredible the tool, often the more confusing it is to use it. Turnitin is an incredible tool that will help you to assess if a student’s work is truly their own. We are here to take the confusion out of implementing this incredible tool! Follow these steps:
Step 1: Make an Assignment a Turnitin Assignment
The first step is to create an assignment or to make an existing one a Turnitin assignment.
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Step 2: Using Rubrics with Turnitin Activated
Go to THIS POST to learn how to use Canvas’s rubrics while using Turnitin at the same time!
Step 3: Using Turnitin to Check for Originality
After a period of time (usually ten minutes or so) Turnitin will process the submitted work from the student and you will be able to see it using the SpeedGrader in Canvas. Once you see a flag with a percentage in it, you know that Turnitin has done its job and you are ready to go through the details!
When you get to Turnitin, there are an abundance of tools that you can use.
Step 4: Grading the Assignment
Once you have used the Similarity Report to decide if the work is truly the student’s own, close the report and enter the grade in Canvas. That is it!