• For Instructors - Create a Turnitin Assignment in a Canvas Course

Step 1: Open Assignments


Step 2: Add Assignment

Click the Add Assignment button


Step 3: Add Assignment Details

  • In the Assignment Name field (1), create a name for the assignment.
  • In the Description field (2), enter the details, requirements, and instructions for the assignment.
  • In the Points field (3), enter in the assignment point value.
  • Select the Assignment Group (4)
  • Display Grade method (5)


Step 4: Select Submission Type

In the Submission Type drop-down menu, select the External Tool option


Step 5: Find External Tool

Click the Find button


Step 6: Configure External Tool

  • Select the Turnitin LTI tool (1). 
  • If you want the assignment to load in a new tab, click the Load in a new tab checkbox.
  • Click the Select button (2)


Step 7: Edit Due and Availability Dates

Set due or availability dates for the assignment. These dates appear throughout Canvas like regular assignments.

  • By default, Canvas will set your assignment dates for everyone in your course (1).
  • Create a due date for the assignment in the Due Date field (2). The option to add Availability dates, a date and time when students can no longer submit the assignment is open.

NOTE: If you set an "Until date" for the assignment, students will not be able to access the tool to view their feedback.



Step 8: Save Assignment

Click the Save button


Step 9: View Assignment