Canvas: Use Turnitin e-rater Spelling and Grammar Checker

The Turnitin e-rater feature allows you to enable a spelling and grammar checker to be included in the Turnitin report. This feature will work with papers written in the English language that have 65,000 or less encoded characters (spaces, tabbed paragraphs, headers), which is approximately the size of a 20-page, single-spaced paper in 12 pt. font.

Setting up e-rater for an Assignment

  1. Open the assignment in Canvas that is configured to be a Turnitin assignment.
  2. Select the Gear Icon in the Turnitin panel to view settings.
  3. Click Optional Settings to view additional options.
  4. Scroll down to the Submission Settings section and check the check box next to Enable grammar checking using ETS e-rater technology.
    turnitin Submission settings box with "Enable grammar checking using ETS e-rater technology" option highlighted
  5. Select the handbook and settings desired.
    e-rater handbook setting options with US English Dictionary selected and Spelling, Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, and Style categories selected
  6. Scroll down and click the Submit button.

Viewing the e-rater Report

  1. Open the assignment the that had the e-rater feature enabled.
  2. Click on the name of a submission in the assignment to open the feedback studio.
  3. Click on the ETS button on the right hand side. 
    E-rater technology button
  4. Scan the results panel to view the e-rater feedback.
    e-rater results window with Grammar and Mechanics errors listed

Additional Resources

Canvas: Turnitin Overview

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