Canvas - Adjusting the Post Date of an Assignment in Turnitin

Want your students to see your comments left in TurnItIn before the due date of the Canvas assignment?

Feedback/Comments left in Turnitin will not be visible to your students until the due date of the Canvas assignment has passed. If you would like your students to see your comments early you will need to adjust the "Post Date" in Turnitin. Please be aware after adjusting the "Post Date" any change to the "Due Date" in Canvas will reset the Post Date to the due date of the assignment. 

There are two sets of directions. One for setting up your Turnitin account. If you have already done this please skip the "Setting up your Turnitin Account" and proceed to the "Adjusting the Post Date" section.

Setting up your Turnitin account

If you have set up an assignment using the Turnitin LTI then you already have an account. You just need to reset your password to access the account.
  • Go to https://www.turnitin.com
  • Choose "Login:" from the upper right
  • Select "Forgot Your Password"
  • Fill out the Email address (use your UW Oshkosh email address ) and last name dialogue boxes
  • Choose the "Submit" button
Check your UW Oshkosh email, you should have an email from Turnitin. If you do not immediately see the email please check your spam folder.
  • Click the reset password button in that email
  • Choose a new password
  • Submit button
  • Choose a new security question and answer combination
  • Submit button
  • Now test your new login and password combination

Adjusting the Post Date

  • Login to Turnitin
  • Go to https://www.turnitin.com 
  • Choose "Login" from the upper right
  • Choose the Course that houses the assignment
  • Choose "More Actions > Edit Settings" 
  • Change the "Post Date"
  • Choose "Submit"
Video Changing the post Date