D2L Brightspace 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 who have LTI 1.1 integrated in D2L Brightspace 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 D2L Brightspace and Turnitin in the near future. In addition, this move does not affect users of the V2 custom integration (which places the option to use Turnitin’s Feedback Studio directly within the D2L Assignment workflow itself). If you have both integrations in your D2L Brightspace environment, we recommend updating the LTI 1.1 integration only. This workflow is mainly used for PeerMark assignments.

To learn more about LTI 1.3, please click here. To see a comparison of the integrations that we offer to our D2L Brightspace 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 D2L Brightspace in the near future. As such, you can update your integration when it works best for your school and academic schedule.

How does this change affect Turnitin LTI 1.1 assignments in my past courses?

This change does not affect Turnitin LTI 1.1 assignments in your past courses. You can still access those LTI 1.1 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 via the Content workflow is a more streamlined process (resulting in less clicking and duplication of assignment information in both Turnitin and D2L Brightspace). Guidance 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 D2l Brightspace 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 your 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?

Because this workflow is primarily used for creating PeerMark assignments, there is no change to the existing workflow.

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

How does this affect Turnitin LTI 1.1 assignments 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 me and my students?

Instructor guides

Student guides