Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention tool for Canvas assignments that identifies unoriginal content and manages potential academic misconduct by highlighting similarities to the world’s largest collection of internet, academic, and student paper content.


  • Creating Turnitin assignments without a due date is not recommended; if you do not set a due date in Canvas, a due date will be automatically assigned via the Turnitin tool. 
  • Resubmissions are not allowed by default. To allow resubmissions for a Canvas Turnitin assignment, see resubmitting on behalf of a student

Learn more about Turnitin by visiting their website.

Watch a demo on Turnitin here.

Learn more about Turnitin Draft Coach here