External tool vs. Plagiarism Framework

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If you are using Canvas Open Source, then you are only able to use the External tool.

Compare the two integration types below:

Feature LTI 1.3 (Recommended for new users) LTI 1.1 (Not recommended for new users) Plagiarism Framework
Similarity Check (Similarity Reports) Yes
Available from the Turnitin inbox. (Launch from Gradebook coming soon!)

Yes

Available from the Turnitin inbox, Canvas SpeedGrader and Gradebook.

Yes
Available from Canvas SpeedGrader and Gradebook.
Simplified assignment set-up

Yes

Assignment set-up is separate to the Canvas assignment set-up process.

No

The external tool must be added as a part of the Canvas assignment set-up process.

Yes
Student roster synchronization

Yes

All students included on a Canvas course should be automatically populated in LTI assignment inbox

No

N/A
Instructor submitting/re-submitting on behalf of a student

Yes

Both submitting and re-submitting.

Yes

Re-submit only.

No

Group assignments

No

 

No

Yes

Canvas SpeedGrader

No

Canvas' SpeedGrader tools cannot be used. LTI 1.3 supports Turnitin-based feedback/grading tools only.

Yes

Canvas' SpeedGrader and/or Turnitin-based feedback/grading may be used for LTI 1.1 assignments.

Yes

Plagiarism Framework utilizes Canvas' SpeedGrader only. Turnitin feedback/grading tools are not supported.

ETS e-rater grammar checking (Automated, immediate feedback)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Turnitin's online grading tools

Yes

Yes

No

Turnitin's PeerMark

Yes

Yes

No

Canvas Peer Review

No

No

Yes

Turnitin assignment analytics

Yes

Yes

No

Change due dates

Yes

Dates can be set before or after student submissions are made.

Yes

Dates can be set before or after student submissions are made.

Yes

Dates can be set before or after student submissions are made.

Canvas Rubrics

No

Yes

Canvas rubrics need to be added to an assignment before the Turnitin External Tool tool is added.

Yes

This is the recommended feedback tool when using the Plagiarism Framework."

Turnitin rubrics and grading forms

Yes

Yes

Not available to students pre and post submission.
Template exclusion

Yes

Ability to exclude a set text template from the similarity report.

Yes

Ability to exclude a set text template from the similarity report"

No

Submitting multiple files to a single assignment

No

Only one file is supported. If multiple files are submitted, they may be overwritten and considered to be the 'latest' submission. Only one Similarity Report at a time is generated for the assignment per student.

No

Only one file is supported. If multiple files are submitted, they may be overwritten and considered to be the 'latest' submission. Only one Similarity Report at a time is generated for the assignment per student.

Yes

Each submission has its own Similarity Report. All previous submissions will be retained.

Collusion Check

Yes

On the due date an extra check is run and an updated score is available in Feedback Studio accessible from the Turnitin LTI assignment inbox within Canvas.

Yes

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.

Yes

On the due date, an updated score is available in Feedback Studio, and will be updated in Canvas Speedgrader and the Canvas Gradebook.

Self-serve paper deletion requests

Yes

Requests can be made by the instructor from directly in the LTI assignment inbox. The account administrator can immediately approve or reject a request from turnitin.com/turnitinuk.com

Yes

Requests can be made by the instructor from directly in the LTI assignment inbox. The account administrator can immediately approve or reject a request from turnitin.com/turnitinuk.com

No

Only the manual process of contacting Turnitin directly is possible. Instructors will need to contact their account administrator, who will in turn be able to contact Turnitin's support team to manually process these deletion requests.