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Turnitin via Canvas Course

Online documentationHelp for using Turnitin via Canvas.

Turnitin is integrated into the Canvas learning management system.  Faculty only have to set up an assignment in a Canvas course and choose the settings for Turnitin (under external tool).  Student assignment submissions in Canvas will then produce a report on originality. 





Webinars & Help Pages

Contract Cheating & Authorship Investigations

Everything You Need to Know About Contract Cheating by Turnitin (pdf e-book) 

"The Shadow Scholar: The Man that Writes Your Students' Papers Tells his Story." (2010, November 12). The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Tell Tales of Contract Cheating (recorded webinar; see also


Originality/similarity Reports 

Interpreting the Tii Similarity Report (recorded webinar)

Similarity reports (Help page)

  • Color coded from black to red (most similar)
  • Links to original site(s) where text is from will be listed off to the right.
  • Filter settings icon has an option for exclusions, e.g. “Exclude quoted” allows you to ignore the parts of the document appropriately quoted and cited.


Much more on Resources page at Turnitin for more help. Use its search box.

Using Turnitin directly via for course or for Quick Submit

This type of native account is required if an instructor wishes to conduct a "Quick Submit" on a single paper without creating a class in Turnitin or in Canvas.

You can begin by sending an email to and as to be added as an instructor to Le Moyne's account in the native system.  Librarian Inga Barnello is Le Moyne's Turnitin administrator. The second step will be to open a welcome email from Turnitin 

Depending on whether you want to create a class in the native system for students to upload their assignments into or if you want to use it solely to check a single assignment from time to time, your next steps are either A or B. 

A. Activating Quick Submit  and Submitting a Quick Submit

B. Creating a Class in the native system

More on "Creating an Assignment" and student use are found below.

Faculty Help Section

Student Help Section

Copyright & FERPA

Turnitin’s archiving of student work was ruled in the courts a fair use (and not a copyright infringement). The case is 562 F.3d 630. See FAQ # 18.

FERPA applies to student records. No grade information is part of the TurnItIn data.  Student information is inaccessible to users of TurnItIn other than to the course professor from that institution.