Turnitin Assignments

The Turnitin assignment is identical to the normal assignment. The most important difference is that this assignment will be checked with the Turnitin Anti-plagiarism software, and your instructor will see the results

  1. To submit a Turnitin assignment click on a turnitin assignment link.
  2. You will see the name, summary and the start, due date, and post date of the assignment in the My submissions tab. To submit a paper to a Turnitin assignment, click on the Submit Paper option.
  3. A pop-up window to submit your assignment by either a file upload (default) or a text submission.
    • Provide a submission title
    • Drag and drop the file into the file area
    • Click on the Add submission button


    Note: Turnitin assignments cannot accept student submissions until the assignment start date and time has passed. Assignments may also reject submissions after the due date and time set by the instructor.

  4. Once the assignment is submitted, the student will receive a digital verification message.
  5. Closing the pop-up window will display the updated My submission tab.
  6. By default you will not be able to see the originality report only your teacher can do that. You will see comments, grade, also if available, the blue pen icon leads you the Grade mark section (where your professor commented on your work.)

File Types and Size
Turnitin currently accepts the following file types for upload into an assignment:

  • Microsoft Word™ (DOC and DOCX)
  • Corel WordPerfect®
  • HTML
  • Adobe PostScript®
  • Plain text (TXT)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • The file size may not exceed 20MB. Files of larger size may be reduced in size by removal of non- text content or the instructor may be contacted to request multiple assignments to submit the document in sections.

    Note: PDF documents must contain text to be submitted. PDF files containing only images of text will be rejected during the upload attempt. To determine if a document contains actual text, copy and paste a section or all of the text into a plain-text editor such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit. If no text is copied over, the selection is not actual text.