Turnitin (LTI Tool Provider Setup)

Turnitin offers an LTI Tool Provider which can be embedded into OpenLearning as follows:


Step 1.

The administrator of the TurnItIn account will need the following details (as outlined in the Turnitin LTI getting started guide:

  1. URL based on your location:
  2. Account ID (referred to as the "consumer key"). This allows an LMS to correctly integrate with a Turnitin account. Account IDs can be found on the left-hand side of the account name on the administrator homepage in Turnitin.
  3. Shared Key (configured by the Turnitin administrator in the Turnitin LTI integration setup). The shared secret key is used to verify the integrity of requests sent from the institution’s LMS account to the institution’s Turnitin account.


Step 2.

In another browser tab, log in to OpenLearning and navigate to your Institution. Under Institution Settings > Integrations click "+ Add LTI tool provider".

Enter the name "Turnitin" as the tool provider name, and then enter your URL, account ID, and shared key into the Launch URL, Consumer Key, and Shared Secret fields respectively:


Step 3.

If you would like to enable OpenLearning to collect submissions that are made to Turnitin so that these can be shared within OpenLearning community and assessment features, check the box labelled Turnitin Outcomes Extension:


Step 4.

Turnitin recommends that OpenLearning sends through the user's email address. Under Email Settings you may select "Personal Email Address" to prompt the user to share their email address with Turnitin upon the first launch:


Press "Save" to finish setting up the Turnitin LTI tool provider.


You can now add Turnitin as a widget to any course page within this institution. When editing a course page, select "Integration" from the widget dropdown, and find the Turnitin icon under the "LTI Tools" heading:


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