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Possible issues during submission

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When using a third-party application to submit to Turnitin, you may notice that the assignment you're attempting to submit to is greyed out. Explained below are the errors you may encounter during submission, what they mean, and how you may be able to fix this issue.


Turnitin Error Message What Does This Mean?
You can’t submit to this assignment because the assignment start date hasn't begun.

Not to worry. Simply wait until your assignment start date has arrived, then submit your file.


Click here for guidance on locating your assignment details.

You can’t submit this file because the assignment doesn't allow this file format.

Your instructor has opted to only allow files that can generate a Similarity Report. You must ensure that your file fits Turnitin's specification, then attempt to submit your file again.


Click here for a list of accepted file types for similarity-only assignments.

You can’t submit to this assignment because you already submitted.

You've received this message because Turnitin has already received your submission. A second submission cannot be accepted, as the assignment is not set up to accept resubmissions.

You can’t submit to this assignment because the due date has passed.

A submission cannot be accepted due to the assignment not being set up to accept late submissions after the due date.

If you believe that the error message you are receiving is incorrect, please contact your instructor to correct this issue.

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