Canvas Turnitin: Plagiarism Detection

Turnitin is a software program that helps you identify potential instances of plagiarism. It does this by matching text from a student assignment to a database of outside sources. You can enable Turnitin in Canvas by adding it as an external tool. 

If you need help setting up Turnitin within your Canvas course, you may call CIDI directly at 435.797.9506, email us at, or set up an appointment with an instructional designer.

Using Turnitin on a Canvas Assignment

If you wish to use Turnitin, the tutorials below can help you set it up and use it.

Student Guide
You can provide your students with links to the student guides on assignment submission and viewing the student report.


Schedule an appointment with a CIDI team member for help using Turnitin effectively in your course.