Checking Quiz written answers with Turnitin

Canvas Quiz does not currently integrate with Turnitin for checking for plagiarism. As a workaround, we have developed the following method which may require some technical expertise.

  1. Use Chrome or Firefox to install Tampermonkey. This is a browser extension that will allow you to run special JavaScript code.
  2. With the Tampermonkey extension added to your browser, install the JavaScript code that we have developed. This is hosted on GitHub.
    Screenshot of Git Hub highlighting the Install button
  1. Visit the Canvas page where your Quiz is located. On the right-hand side, click the link: Canvas essay answers download. Wait for the script to compile students’ answers to a zip file.Canvas screenshot highlighting the link Quiz Essay Answers Download
  2. Save the zip file and upload it to a Turnitin assignment, then wait for Turnitin to produce its similarity report.
    Turnitin screenshot showing the zip file upload screen

Video 

Watch instructions on installing and uploading Canvas Quiz essay answers to Turnitin (02:41).