Using Turnitin as an Enforcement Tool
Simply incorporating and highlighting the use of Turnitin within a Canvas assignment (i.e. mentioned within the ‘description’ field) can strengthen overall awareness of academic integrity throughout. By also configuring the assignment settings so that students can only see their originality report after the submission is marked, or never, instructors can use Turnitin to quickly confirm when students have written original content and correctly cited all work (or not) in their submission.
Student submissions are compared to a collection of internet, academic, and student paper content within the Turnitin database. A percentage similarity score is then generated for each students’ submission with coloured indicators visible in the related Canvas Gradebook column (see Image 1). Each similarity score is tied to an originality report wherein you can review highlighted sentences that are similar to those found in Turnitin’s database (see Image 2).