View Turnitin Results in Canvas as an Instructor 

When students submit a Turnitin assignment in Canvas, Turnitin generates an originality report and similarity index that lets the instructor know of much of the assignment is original. Whether the results appear to students depends on the settings selected when setting up the Turnitin assignment. 

Note: The originality report for an initial assignment submission may take up to ten minutes to generate. 

There are a number of ways to view a Turnitin report for an assignment. 



Navigate to the assignment page in Canvas and click the SpeedGrader button


Turnitin similarity scores appear in the SpeedGrader in a colored bubble

The percentage represents the proportion of the submission that matches files in the Turnitin database.


Click on the colored bubble to open the Turnitin Feedback Studio and view the Turnitin originality report

top-right of Canvas SpeedGrader showing Turnitin similarity percentage next to the score box




Navigate to the assignment in the Canvas gradebook by clicking Grades in the side navigation, then scroll to the assignment's column

You will see that the submissions will be accompanied with a colored bubble, which indicates that the Turnitin report is available for the assignment. See Interpreting the meaning of the colors for the percentage range the various colors represent.


Click on the colored icon next to the desired submission

arrow pointing at turnitin icon in the gradebook


Click the right arrow that appears

Turnitin view submission


Select SpeedGrader in the revealed panel

arrow pointing at speedgrader


Click on the percentage in the panel on the right

arrow pointing at percentage


The Turnitin Review Tool will open


Viewing Matching Sources in the Turnitin Feedback Studio Originality Report

The student's submission appears in the Turnitin Feedback Studio with highlights on the text that matches items in Turnitin's database. To view a list of matching sources, click the number appearing in the red toolbar item to the right.

Turnitin feedback report

For more information on using the Turnitin Feedback Studio, see the Turnitin Feedback Studio Instructor Guide External Link Icon .

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License External Link Icon . The text in this topic is adapted from the Canvas Student Guide External Link Icon created by the Canvas Doc Team at Instructure. Some text has been modified and procedural steps and new screenshots have been added.

Video Tutorial

This short video will walk you through the process of viewing Turnitin results in your Canvas course.