Similarity score display

What if the Similarity Report fails to generate in the Canvas Plagiarism Framework?

As Canvas may not immediately notify Turnitin that an assignment has been created, we advise waiting 90 seconds between creating the assignment and making the first submission. This will allow Canvas to notify us that the assignment has been created.

If you continue to encounter an issue with the Similarity Report failing to generate, you can select Resubmit to Turnitin from SpeedGrader, which forces the Similarity Report to generate.

If multiple documents can be submitted to one assignment, how is this flagged in the Gradebook? For example, one of the submitted documents may contain extensive plagiarism.

The color and plagiarism indicator in the Gradebook refers to the results of the highest matched document in the submission, rather than an average of the submitted work.

Can I control when my students are able to view their Similarity Report in Canvas?

Yes, you have the ability to control student Similarity Report access at assignment level. You can choose from the following options:

Immediately: The Similarity Report will be made available to students as soon as they make their submission in Canvas.
After the assignment is graded: The Similarity Report will be made available to students as soon as their assignment has been graded in Canvas.
After the due date: The Similarity Report will be made available to students as soon as the assignment due date passes.
Never: The Similarity Report will never be made available to students but will be available to instructors after submission.

Tip: An administrator can set up one of the above Similarity Report access options as a default for their institution. This is a Canvas setting and is not part of the Canvas Plagiarism Framework. Go to Admin > Settings > Students can see the originality report, then set your preferred default.

What do students see when accessing their Similarity Report in the Canvas Plagiarism Framework?

Students will be able to view their Similarity Report in Turnitin Feedback Studio, just as they could in the previous integration.

Do flags still appear in the new Canvas Gradebook features?

Yes, flags will still appear in the new Canvas Gradebook. However, the behavior of the new Gradebook is different. After selecting a flag, this will open a side panel that you should use to locate the Turnitin Similarity Report.

Should I mark papers in Turnitin Feedback Studio when using the Canvas Plagiarism Framework?

We do not recommend providing feedback to students in Feedback Studio when using the Plagiarism Framework and advise that administrators disable this option via Turnitin.com or TurnitinUK.com. We are currently working closely with Canvas to ensure that grades and student feedback are sent successfully from Turnitin Feedback Studio to Canvas Gradebook. Keep an eye on our release notes for further updates.

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