Technology Pilots & Integrations

New learning technologies at UBC undergo a rigorous process of evaluation and preparation before rolling out to the wider community as officially supported technology. Below are a few of the learning technologies currently being considered or assessed.

You can also see the status of recent pilots and integrations and read more about how formal pilots work at UBC.

Active or Upcoming Pilots

Turnitin – New way to sync with Canvas

Turnitin is a plagiarism-prevention tool that helps you check the academic integrity of student writing. The LT Hub is looking for instructors to test Turnitin’s “Plagiarism Framework” integration with Canvas. The testing will be available starting in 2023/24 W2.

The integration will enable the tools to work together more closely. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • enable Turnitin assignments within the existing Canvas assignment workflow,
  • access Turnitin’s plagiarism reporting via the Canvas SpeedGrader,
  • grade and provide feedback on Turnitin submissions within the Canvas SpeedGrader, and
  • view Turnitin potential plagiarism indicators directly in the Canvas Gradebook.

It is important to note that any teaching assistants in your course will need to consent to testing the integration. This consent is needed because TA email addresses will be visible to other instructors in any Turnitin courses where they are added as a student.

Please contact us at the LT Hub if you would like to try out the Turnitin-Canvas integration in the W2 term.