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Turnitin is a plagiarism detection software that can be integrated with Canvas. This integration allows instructors to create Turnitin assignments directly within Canvas, making it easy for students to submit their work and for instructors to access the plagiarism detection tools. When creating a Turnitin assignment in Canvas, instructors can sett due dates, choose submission types, and select Turnitin settings they want to use. Turnitin will run and provide a similarity report for each assignment to the instructor. Turnitin integration allows for grading and feedback within Canvas. 

File Size Limit

If an assignment is set to allow any file type, Turnitin will accept any file that:

  • is less than 100MB
  • is less than 800 pages

File types not checked for similarity

Turnitin will not accept the following to generate Similarity Reports:

  • Password protected files
  • Microsoft Works (.wps) files
  • Microsoft Word 2007 macros-enabled .docm files
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt) files created and downloaded from Google Docs online
  • Document (.doc) files created using OpenOffice, as they are not 100% Microsoft Word equivalent
  • Apple Pages
  • Spreadsheets created outside of Microsoft Excel (e.g., .ods)
  • Text with visual effects

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