If you forgot to configure an assignment on Canvas as a Turnitin assignment prior to students submitting their papers, there is an option. You can use the Turnitin website to check the submissions.

To do this, create a Turnitin assignment in your Canvas sandbox course. If you have forgotten how to set that up, check out the previous blog post Canvas Assignments: How to set up Turnitin.

Once you have created your assignment, download any submissions from your current course that you want to check. See this Canvas guide: How do I download all student submissions for an assignment?

Go to the Turnitin website and choose Login at the top. On the new page, click the link next to “Forgot your password?” to reset your password. On the “Reset User Password” page, enter your VCU email address and your last name. You will receive an email with a link to reset your Turnitin password. Create a strong password that differs from your eID password.

Once you are logged in, you will see a list of your classes. Select your sandbox or test course.

Under “More actions,” choose Submit.

Screenshot of submit menu option from  Turnitin.

On the Submit screen, change “Single File Upload” to multiple. Add the Last name and First name to each paper you submit. Once you have uploaded all student papers, click submit. Each paper will have a similarity score. Click the name of the file to view the entire similarity report.

Similarity score from Turnitin.
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