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Reveal content matches in student writing. Help students take ownership of their work and practice proper citation. Students see source matches and instructor feedback directly on their work, or in a conveniently formatted downloadable report. Reach your students with voice and text comments on specific phrases or entire assignments. Save time with custom or pre-defined drag-and-drop sets of customizable comments. Grade objectively and consistently with standards-aligned rubrics and show students how specific parts of their work affect their grade. Automatically distribute work and collect student feedback anonymously.

Achieving Academic Integrity

Academic integrity and responsible behavior are a part of the learning and teaching conversations, no matter the course modality.  Explore the following approaches and methods which emphasize prevention and education on the Achieving Academic Integrity page.


    1. Check for Potential Plagiarism
    2. Use Drag and Drop Comments
    3. Leave Voice Comments
    4. Grade by Rubric
    5. Peer Review
    6. Responsive design works on multiple devices

Getting Started


Using Turnitin with your Canvas course

To require Turnitin on an assignment in your Canvas course, use the Creating an assignment guide on the Turnitin website.


  • If you duplicate a Canvas assignment that has ‘Plagiarism Review = TurnItIn’, the duplicate will default to ‘Plagiarism Review = None’. You will need to configure the TurnItIn settings again in the duplicated assignment if you want to receive a plagiarism similarity report.
  • If you import an assignment from another Canvas course, the TurnItIn settings will be preserved. Caveat: If you import from a course that used the external tool rather than the new TurnItIn Framework tool, the original settings SHOULD transfer correctly but check it over carefully!


Using Turnitin with your Canvas course

Assignments that require submitting to Turnitin follow the same Canvas upload process as all other Canvas assignments. See the Submitting to an assignment on the Turnitin website.

Online Documentation


  1. Turnitin Support website
  2. ISU Solution Center: solution@iastate.edu / 515-294-4000

Technology Updates (December 2, 2020)

December 2, 2020 updates include: Canvas Rich Content Editor, ISU AdminTools course conclusion, Webex, Turnitin, Panopto, Piazza, and FERPA Enforcement.