Canisius College currently has a license for several tools offered by the company Turnitin, that aid in teaching students good writing practices. Originality Check and GradeMark are directly available in Desire2Learn.  Instructors activate these tools when creating or editing a dropbox, and then can use these tools with student files submitted in that dropbox.  

Activate Turnitin Tools in your D2L Dropbox

In your D2L Dropbox Editor, click Evaluation and Feedback

Click Manage Turnitin.

Then, on the popup screen for Turnitin Integration, enable both GradeMark and Originality Check.  We strongly recommend letting your students see their Turnitin scores immediately after submission.  To do this check the box next to Allow learners to see Turnitin similarity scores in their dropbox folder.  Then click the blue Save button

Lastly, click Save and Close to save all changes to your dropbox.

You will then see a specific icon to the right of the dropbox, indicating that Turnitin is active.