Configuring Your Harmonize Turnitin Integration

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Administrators can integrate Turnitin Similarity with Harmonize using API keys provided by Turnitin. This tool will help instructors detect plagiarism in student posts. 


PLEASE NOTE: In order to integrate Turnitin with Harmonize your institution will need to generate a Custom API scope via the Turnitin Similarity tenant. If you do not have access to Turnitin Similarity, please contact your Turnitin representative or Turnitin Support for assistance.


Generate a New API Scope via Turnitin Similarity


  • Log in to the Administrator area of your Turnitin account.  Click Integrations. In this area, you'll find all of the current integrations active on the account.  Set up a new integration by clicking the Generate API Scope button:


Turnitin Similarity: Integrations Tab


  • Name your integration ("Harmonize Turnitin Integration" or something similar), then click Next:


Turnitin Similarity: Generate API Scope Dialog


  • Name your API Key ("Harmonize Turnitin Administration" or something similar), then click Create and View:


Turnitin Similarity: Create API Key Dialog


  • Another window will appear confirming the creation of your API Key.
    • NOTE: Your API key will be shown in the form of a "Secret" This string of characters is unique to your institution and you will need this "Secret" to finish setting up your integration in Harmonize. This "Secret" will only be shown once so please copy this information and store it in a safe location!


Turnitin Similarity: API Key and Secret Created Dialog



Setting Up Your Turnitin Integration in Harmonize


Access the Harmonize License Administration Page


  • As an Administrator, launch any Harmonize content (discussion, poll, Communication Center, etc.). 
  • Click the Additional Options icon located in the top right corner. 
  • Select License Administration from the drop down menu:


Discussion: Settings Menu License Administration Option


Turnitin Administration


  • Scroll down to the Turnitin Administration section of the Harmonize License Administration page:


License Administration: Turnitin Integration Settings


  • Enter your API URL 
    • This is usually "https://[institution name]", but yours might be different! If you are unsure of this information, please check your Turnitin account or contact Turnitin Support for assistance.



  • Click Add 


License Administration: Turnitin Integration Key Added


Your Harmonize Turnitin integration is now complete! Visit Turnitin Faculty and Student View to learn more about this feature.  If you received an error during setup, please double-check your information for accuracy and try again. If the error persists, contact Harmonize Support.  To remove or update your integration, click Delete.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q. I don't see an Integrations tab in the administrator area of my Turnitin account. As a matter of fact, my admin view looks nothing like the screenshots above. What's going on?

  • It's likely you do not have access to the Turnitin Similarity tool. Please contact your Turnitin representative or Turnitin Support for assistance.




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