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Turnitin.com is integrated into Canvas. When you add an assignment to be turned in, simply use the Turnitin.com method. Select the options to have the paper checked against the Regis Jesuit repository and all other repositories. The originality report can be viewed in the Speed Grader and will indicate how much of the paper came from other sources.
*** NOTE. Specify that students turn the paper in as a Word document (.doc or .docx) format. The Originality Check will not read PDF documents or .pages documents.
Turnitin.com can be used as a great learning tool by providing a “Self Check” assignment that students can use to get an originality report without grading OR adding the paper to the repository. This allows them to correct problems before submitting the final paper. Then turnitin.com is not seen simply as a “Gotcha” tool.
This is done by designating the assignment as Do not Grade and selecting the “Do not add to the repository” checkbox. For you convenience, there is a Self-Check assignment in the Canvas Commons that can be imported into Canvas. Just change the name and modify the instructions to fit your assignment. All of the settings are ready for a Self-Check Assignment. Search in the Commons for “Turnitin.com NON-Recorded – Self-Check Assignment.”
As always, please ask a librarian if you would like assistance.