Canvas migration FAQ for instructors

Why do I need to migrate from LTI 1.1 to LTI 1.3?

As part of Turnitin’s commitment to providing the best customer experience and helping you get the most out of our solutions, we are encouraging our customers to move to LTI 1.3. This move provides additional security improvements as well as additional enhancements such as roster syncing, easier assignment creation, and better grade pass back service.

It is important to remember that there is not a hard deadline to move to LTI 1.3 and LTI 1.1 will still be supported by both Canvas and Turnitin in the foreseeable future. In addition, this move does not affect users of the Plagiarism Framework integration. If you have both integrations in your Canvas environment, we recommend updating the LTI 1.1 integration only.

To learn more about LTI 1.3, please click here. To see a comparison of the integrations that we offer to our Canvas customers that use Feedback Studio and their functions, click here.

What are the end of support dates?

There are no end of support dates for LTI 1.1 by either Turnitin or Canvas in the foreseeable future. As such, you can change your integration when it works best for your school and school schedule.

How does this change affect Turnitin enabled assignments in my past courses?

This change does not affect past Turnitin enabled assignments in your past courses. You can still access past assignments in past courses as needed.

How does this affect new Turnitin enabled assignments created in my current courses?

Because the LTI 1.3 integration is deep linking, creating the assignment is a more streamlined process (resulting in less clicking and duplication of assignment information in Turnitin and Canvas). Information on how to create an LTI 1.3 assignment can be found here.

What are the enhancements that I will gain with LTI 1.3?

  • Easier assignment creation workflow
  • Ability to copy past Turnitin enabled assignments (even those from different courses and LMSs) into your current LMS course. It also lets you bulk edit start dates, dues dates, and feedback release dates for those copied assignments.

  • Roster syncing function that updates every time the assignment is launched. Because this is based on the Canvas course roster, this means that students that have been added to the class or dropped from the class will show in the assignment inbox automatically.
  • Ability to submit an assignment on behalf of a student as needed
  • Overall improved user interface for you (and your students) including seeing at a glance which students have submitted or not to the assignment via the assignment inbox
  • Updated paper deletion request workflow.
  • Access to assignment level insights within the LTI Inbox including robust Assignment Analytics and Document Flags

What changes to existing workflows do I need to be aware of?

Student submissions will not show in Speedgrader which means that instructors cannot use Canvas rubrics to grade LTI 1.3 assignments nor can they use Speedgrader to provide feedback to submissions. In addition, a report score icon will not show in the Canvas gradebook for students or instructors. However, a submission indication will still be there. Once you have completed the migration, in order for instructors to view past LTI 1.1 enabled assignments, they can only be accessed from the Turnitin inbox and not through Grades or Speedgrader.

Dropped or deactivated students will be removed from the Turnitin assignment inbox. If you need to see a submission made by students that have been dropped from your course, please contact your Turnitin admin. They will work with Turnitin Support to provide a copy of the Feedback Studio report as a secured file.

Students can still add Turnitin LTI 1.3 documents to their ePortfolio as a file upload. Instructions for doing that can be found here.

How does this affect Turnitin enabled assignments (LTI 1.1) that have been copied from past courses into current courses?

When launched, past LTI 1.1 assignments will convert automatically to LTI 1.3 assignments in the current course. Please refer to these guides for using Turnitin Assignment Copy and for LMS course copy recommendations.

What happens to my Quickmarks, rubrics, and PeerMark questions that they created?

Your QuickMarks, rubrics and grading forms, and PeerMark questions that have been saved will be available to you for your new LTI 1.3 assignments. You can also export QuickMarks and rubrics and grading forms and import them as needed. Below are links for doing that:

Exporting QuickMark Sets

Importing QuickMark Sets

Exporting rubrics and grading forms

Importing rubrics and grading forms

If there is an issue with accessing them, please contact Turnitin support for assistance.

What support guides are available to assist my students and I?

Instructor guide

Student guide