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View Turnitin results as an instructor 

When students submit a Turnitin assignment in Canvas, Turnitin generates an originality report and similarity index that lets the instructor know of much of the assignment is original. Whether the results appear to students depends on the settings selected when setting up the Turnitin assignment. 

Note: The originality report for an initial assignment submission may take up to ten minutes to generate. 

There are a number of ways to view a Turnitin report for an assignment. 


  1. Navigate to the assignment page in Canvas and click the SpeedGrader button to open the speed grader.
  2. Student submissions appear in the speed grader, and at the top right a colored bubble displays a percentage, indicating the percentage of the submission that matches files in the Turnitin database.
  3. Click on the colored bubble to open the Turnitin Feedback Studio and view the Turnitin originality report.

    Turnitin results appear as a colored bubble in the speed grader.


  1. Navigate to the course gradebook in Canvas by clicking Grades
  2. Scroll to the column for the assignment. Submissions appear with a colored bubble indicating a Turnitin report is available for the assignment.

    Column showing submissions with Turnitin reports.
  3. Click the cell containing a student submission. A dialog box appears with submission details and a colored bubble showing the Turnitin originality score.

    Click on the colored bubble with the percentage to view a Turnitin originality report.
  4. Click the colored bubble to open the Turnitin Feedback Studio and view the Turnitin originality report.

Through the Turnitin Assignment

  1. On the course navigation menu, click Assignments.
  2. In the Assignment list, click the name of the assignment.
  3. The embedded Turnitin tool displays a list of the assignments submitted and their originality score. 

    Turnitin originality reports appear within the Turnitin tool.
  4. Click on the title of the assignment for a given student (it may appear as Untitled if the student has not provided a title) to open the Turnitin Feedback Studio and view the Turntin originality report. 

Viewing Matching Sources in the Turnitin Feedback Studio Originality Report

The student's submission appears in the Turnitin Feedback Studio with highlights on the text that matches items in Turnitin's database. To view a list of matching sources, click the number appearing in the red toolbar item to the right.

Turnitin Feedback Studio

For more information on using the Turnitin Feedback Studio, see the Turnitin Feedback Studio Instructor Guide

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The text in this topic is adapted from the Canvas Student Guide created by the Canvas Doc Team at Instructure. Some text has been modified and procedural steps and new screenshots have been added.