Check your Canvas; Turnitin is Here!

How we Got to Turnitin
Safeassign is a plagiarism tool owned by Blackboard and integrated with the VCU Blackboard environment. Academic Technologies was tasked with finding a suitable plagiarism tool for Canvas.

A request for proposal (RFP) committee was formed and included two representatives from Academic Technologies, two instructional designers (one from each campus) and a Faculty Senate representative.  After evaluating several vendors and their products, the committee recommended Turnitin.

This was then approved by IT Governance and once VCU Procurement finalized the contract and completed the purchase in late Fall 2020, Turnitin was installed and configured to work with Canvas.

Faculty Training
Please see details for the scheduled vendor-led faculty training. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

Plagiarism Prevention – Using Turnitin with Canvas
Jan 20. 10:00-11:00am 
Sponsored by Turnitin and VCU Learning Systems, this workshop is for faculty who want to learn how to incorporate Turnitin in their Canvas assignments. No registration required. Facilitator is Danielle D’Andrea from Turnitin. Attend the session via Zoom – Click Here to Join

Users can also view the Turnitin AskIT Knowledgebase pages for step-by-step instructions.

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