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Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention tool for Canvas assignments that identifies unoriginal content and manages potential academic misconduct by highlighting similarities to the world’s largest collection of internet, academic, and student paper content.


  • Creating Turnitin assignments without a due date is not recommended; if you do not set a due date in Canvas, a due date will be automatically assigned via the Turnitin tool. 
  • Resubmissions are not allowed by default. To allow resubmissions for a Canvas Turnitin assignment, see resubmitting on behalf of a student

Learn more about Turnitin by visiting their website.

Watch a demo on Turnitin here.

How to add Turnitin to Canvas

Step 1. Add an assignment in Canvas using the Turnitin tool
Step 2. Create the assignment in Turnitin

Congratulations! You have successfully set up a Turnitin assignment in Canvas.