This document describes how to configure Turnitin settings within Canvas and view the similarity score of a submission.
Turnitin is an academic integrity tool that is integrated with Canvas at UW-Madison. Instructors can enable Turnitin on assignments to quickly get feedback on whether and how student submissions match a comparison set of materials.
Turnitin should only be accessed through Canvas as described in this document, and NOT through Turnitin’s website.
If you're a student using Turnitin and would like to learn how to see your similarity results, refer to Canvas - Accessing Your Turnitin Similarity Report (Student)
You can access the Turnitin similarity report for a submission through either the Canvas gradebook or SpeedGrader.
Submissions that have similarity reports are marked in the gradebook with a colored flag. Click the flag for more details.
In the assignment details window, you will see a percentage score indicating how much of the student's submission matches materials in the comparison set. Click the percentage icon to enter Turnitin's Feedback Studio and view the full similarity report.
In Canvas SpeedGrader there will be a box including a percentage indicating the submission's Turnitin similarity score. Click this box allows to view the submission within Turnitin’s Feedback Studio and access the full similarity report.
The similarity report highlights any sections of the submission that match text found in the comparison set. The report also has a similarity score, indicating how much of the submission content matches the comparison set. See Interpreting the Similarity Report for more information.
For more information about using Turnitin please consult Turnitin’s help guides.
If you have other questions or need additional help setting up Turnitin with your Canvas assignments, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.