The are two options for using Turnitin for your assignments in eLearning:

  1. The LTI or external tool
  2. The Plagiarism Framework

The chart below can help determine which will work better for your particular assignment(s) in eLearning.

External tool vs. Plagiarism Framework

Can't decide which option is most suitable for your needs? The Turnitin Canvas integration matrix can help you make an informed decision! Compare the two integration types below:

FeatureExternal toolPlagiarism Framework

Originality Check (Similarity Reports)

Available from the Turnitin inbox, Canvas SpeedGrader and Gradebook.
Available from Canvas SpeedGrader and Gradebook.
Group assignmentsNoYes
Canvas SpeedGraderYes
This may be used in conjunction with Turnitin online grading tools.
This is the recommended feedback tool when using the Plagiarism Framework.
ETS e-rater grammar checking (automated, immediate feedback)YesYes
Turnitin online grading toolsYesNo
Turnitin PeerMarkYesNo
Canvas Peer ReviewNoYes
Change due datesYes
Dates must be set before student submissions are made.
Dates can be set before/after student submissions are made.
Canvas rubricsYes
Canvas rubrics need to be added to an assignment before the Turnitin External Tool tool is added.
This is the recommended feedback tool when using the Plagiarism Framework.
Turnitin rubrics and grading formsYesNot available to students pre and post submission.
Multiple file submissionNo
All previous submissions will be overwritten.
Each submission has its own Similarity Report. All previous submissions will be retained.
Collusion checkYes
On the due date, an updated score is available in Feedback Studio (accessible from the Turnitin LTI assignment inbox within Canvas), but will not be updated in Canvas Speedgrader or the Canvas Gradebook.
Originality Check (Similarity Reports)