To retrieve your Turnitin report and instructor comments for a Turnitin assignment in Canvas first go to your Grades. Then, click on the Turnitin Assignment name. Once you have the assignment details page open, click on the percentage score that you received from Turnitin (See, Fig. 1)
Fig. 1, Turnitin Assignment Submission Details
A PDF of your work will appear in the Turnitin Document Viewer.
Fig. 2, Student View of Turnitin Feedback Studio submission
- Access the thumbnail bar
- Show active layers
- Grading layer
- Access instructor feedback
- Access the Match Overview
- Similarity Index score
- Show all sources identified in the Similarity Report
- Filters and settings for Similarity Report
- e-rater® layer
- Access e-rater® feedback
- Download the current view, a digital receipt, or the originally submitted paper
- View information about the submission
- A grade, if it has been assigned
Click the black tab on the left-hand side of the screen to access the thumbnail bar, which allows you to navigate quickly from page to page (See, Fig. 3).
Fig. 3, Page navigation
Click the Similarity layer (#5 in Figure 2 above, in red) to access your Similarity Report.
Your Similarity Index score (#6 in Figure 2 above) will be displayed in red on the toolbar. The Similarity Index indicates how much of the text in your paper matches text found in the Turnitin database, which includes online journals, websites, and submitted student work. The higher the similarity index, the greater the amount of text in your paper that matches sources found in the Turnitin database.
The Similarity Report will not only provide the similarity index as a summary, it will flag the specific passages that match sources in the database and indicate where the matching text is found. Click on the source number to show the matching source.
Fig. 3, The Turnitin Similarity Report allows you to see where passages in your writing match sources found in the Turnitin database.
Click the feedback layer (#3 in Figure 2 above, in blue) to view your instructor’s feedback for your paper.
If your instructor has enabled the e-rater for this paper, you will find purple comments alerting you to errors in grammar, mechanics, style, and/or usage. Click these comments to access a description of the error and information on avoiding that error in your writing (See, Fig. 5).
If your instructor has inserted an in-line comment, you will see a speech bubble icon where the comment appears.Click the speech bubble to open the comment (See, Fig. 6). Comments might also appear as inline text.
Downloading Your Turnitin Reports
Click the Download button (#11 in Figure 2) to download the current view, a digital receipt, or the originally submitted paper (See, Fig. 7). For example, if you wish to download all reports, highlight the Grading layer (blue), the Similarity layer (red), and the e-rater® layer (purple), and then click the Download button and choose "Current View" (See, Fig. 8).
Your downloaded PDF file will contain your submitted paper with comments marked; at the end of the paper, you will find a summary of all comments.