Turnitin.com and the Turnitin Originality Checker in Canvas allow instructors to check student-submitted assignments against a database of existing journals, books and other written materials (both published and submitted by students)
TurnItIn Originality Checker has been integrated into Canvas as an external tool. When using this external tool, the originality checker can be added to any Canvas assignment resulting in an originality report associated with each student submission.
Turnitin should be added to the assignment when you create it; however, if an assignment does not yet have any submissions, you can edit the assignment and add Turnitin.
Setting up the Turnitin Assignment details from the Turnitin website can be used to customize the assignment further. Note that you will need to customize the settings for the first Turnitin assignment that you create, but can check the box when you are finished to save those settings as default for any additional assignments that you create.Interpreting the Similarity Report