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Submitting Papers

Instructors joined to a Turnitin account can submit papers using the four available methods. Instructor uploads may be submitted by:

 

  • Single file upload - A single file submission selected by the instructor.
     
  • Cut and paste - Submission of text copied and pasted into a Turnitin submission box. May be used to submit from a file format that is not accepted. No images or non-text information can be copied and pasted - only plain text can be accepted.
     
  • Multiple file upload - Multiple files selected one by one. Similar to adding multiple attachments to an e-mail
     
  • Zip file upload - Submit a standard zip file containing multiple papers. May contain up to 200MB or 1,000 files. Zip file uploads of significant size may require additional time to complete

File Types and Size

 

If an assignment is set to allow any file typeTurnitin will accept any file:

 

  • that is less than 40mb;

  • that has a minimum of 20 words; and

  • that is less than 400 pages.

File types checked for similarity

 

If the assignment is set to allow only file types that Turnitin can check for similarity, Turnitin will only accept files that can generate Similarity Reports.

 

This includes:

 

HTML

 

Microsoft Word® (.doc/.docx)

Hangul Word Processor file (.hwp)

 

OpenOffice Text (.odt)

Rich text format (.rtf)

 

WordPerfect®  (.wpd)
Plain text (.txt) PostScript (.ps)

 

Google Docs via Google Drive™

If submitting with Google Drive™, third-party cookies must be allowed in your browser, otherwise, any attempts to sign into Google to upload from Google Drive will fail. Note that Google Drive functionality is not supported in IE8 or below. Do not upload Google Doc (.gdoc) files directly to file does not store the document, but contains a reference to it online, in Google Docs.

 

Adobe® PDF

Turnitin will not accept PDF image files, forms, or portfolios, files that do not contain highlightable text (e.g. a scanned file - usually an image), documents containing multiple files or files created with software other than Adobe Acrobat®.

 

Microsoft PowerPoint® (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, and .pps)

It is possible to submit PowerPoint® files through Turnitin.com, TurnitinUK.com, Turnitin Basic integrations, newer versions of the Turnitin Direct integrations, and LTI compliant integrations only. Turnitin converts the PowerPoint® slide deck into a static PDF, leaving all text and images in their original format but leaving out features such as presenter notes, embedded video, and animations. Text with visual effects is not supported, and it is recommended that any visual effects such as shadows and 3D be removed prior to submitting to Turnitin. 

 

Microsoft Excel® (.xls and .xlsx)

The version of the file that can be viewed in the Document Viewer will look the same as it would if the Excel file had been saved as a PDF and submitted to Turnitin. We highly recommend that users pay attention to the image preview provided in the single file submission to verify that the file is presented in an acceptable manner.  Users can adjust the way the file looks by editing the page setup and print area settings for the file prior to saving it and submitting it to Turnitin.

If you are using an unsupported word processor, you may need to save your plain text file as .txt or .rtf in order to upload to Turnitin.

File types not checked for similarity

 

Turnitin will not accept the following to generate Similarity Reports:
 

  • Password protected files

  • Microsoft® Works (.wps) files

  • Microsoft Word 2007 macros-enabled .docm files

  • OpenOffice Text (.odt) files created and downloaded from Google Docs online

  • Document (.doc) files created using OpenOffice, as they are not 100% Microsoft Word equivalent

  • Apple Pages

  • Spreadsheets created outside of Microsoft Excel (i.e. .ods)

  • Text with visual effects

 

When converting a file to a new file format, users should rename their file with a name other than that of the original file. This is suggested to prevent permanent loss of the original formatting or image content of a file due to it being overwritten.

Single File Upload

 

1. On the class homepage, click on the More actions link next to the Paper assignment that you would like to submit to and select Submit paper

 

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2. If needed, select Single File Upload from the Submit drop down menu. File upload is the default submission type for new users

 

 

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3a. Select an enrolled student name using the author pull down menu on the submission page. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio just as if the student made the submission. If you submit on behalf of an non-enrolled student they will be unable to view the submission, even after you have added them to the class. 

 

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3b. You must enter the first and last name when the non-enrolled student is selected from the author dropdown menu

 

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Warning: Papers you submit for non-enrolled students cannot be graded or marked for paperless return to students

 

3c. Enter the title for the paper

 

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5. Once the requirements for single file upload have been reviewed, you have a choice to upload a file from: 

 

  • A computer
  • Dropbox
  • or Google Drive

 

Click one of the submission buttons and then locate the file you would like to upload

 

 

6. Click Upload to upload this file.

 

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7. The upload will begin processing on the submission preview page and will indicate the upload progress of the selected file. Once the file is processed the first page of the file will be displayed

 

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8. Once the paper has been uploaded, the first page of the paper being submitted is displayed. Review the text to confirm the correct file was selected.  Use the arrows above the document preview to check any further pages in the document

 

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9. To complete the file upload, click on the Confirm button at the bottom of the page. If the wrong file was loaded, click on Cancel and re-submit with the correct file

 

 

10. Once the submission is complete, the digital receipt is displayed. The submission ID on the digital receipt is a unique number assigned to this submission. A copy of the digital receipt is available for download within the document viewer print option.

 

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11. Click Go to assignment inbox to view the list of current student submissions, or click Submit another file to continue submitting as a student

 

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Multiple File Upload

 

The multiple file upload submission option allows you to upload multiple files simultaneously.

 

1. On the class homepage, click on the More actions link next to the Paper assignment that you would like to submit to and select Submit paper

 

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2. Select Multiple File Upload from the Submit: drop down menu. Single file upload is the default submission type.

 

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3. Click on Choose File and locate the file from your computer to attach to the File Submission Preview list

 

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  • Each file must be less than 40 MB
     

If your file contains images, you may remove the images or save the file as a rich text or plain text file to make the file smaller. If your file is a PDF and exceeds the 40 MB restriction: (1) copy the text in the document, (2) change the upload process to 'copy and paste', and (3) paste the text in the body field.

 

  • The maximum paper length for each file is 400 pages
     
  • All file types are allowed and can receive marks in GradeMark and PeerMark; however, only Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs, and plain text files with at least 20 words of text will be eligible to receive Originality Reports
     

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4a. Once your first file has been successfully uploaded, the file will appear within the File Submission Preview list. Select an enrolled student name using the dropdown menu on the submission page. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio.

 

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4b. Once your first file has been successfully uploaded, the file will appear within the File Submission Preview list. To submit on behalf of a non-enrolled student, ensure that "non-enrolled student" is selected from the Student dropdown list, and enter their last and first name in the respective text boxes. If you submit on behalf of an non-enrolled student they will be unable to view the submission, even after you have added them to the class. 

 

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5. Enter the title for the paper. If no paper title is entered, the title defaults to the file name for the submitted file

 

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6. Repeat steps 3 - 6 for each paper being submitted as part of the upload

 

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7a. When all the desired files are attached, review the student names and assignment titles

 

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7b. Files can be excluded from the upload by removing the check from the check box to the left of the file name under the Submit column.

 

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8a. Click Upload All to upload the files

 

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8b. You can remove all uploaded files from the File Submission Preview list by clicking on the Delete all link located below the list to the right. A dialog box will ask you to confirm the deletion. This will clear the list and allow you to restart the upload process.

 

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9. On the accepted files page, please review the files to be uploaded

 

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10. Click Submit to submit all uploaded files to Turnitin, or click Go back to make changes to the multiple file upload

 

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Cut and Paste Submissions

 

The cut and paste submission option allows users to submit information from non-supported word processors or file types, or to only submit specific parts or areas of a document that may need an Originality Report generated. 

 

Please note that only text can be submitted via the cut and paste method - any graphics, graphs, images, and formatting are lost when pasting into the text submission box.

 

1. On the class homepage, click on the More actions link next to the Paper assignment that you would like to submit to and select Submit paper

 

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2. Select Cut and paste from the Submit Paper: pull down menu. Single file upload is the default submission type

 

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3a. Select an enrolled student name using the author pull down menu on the submission page. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio just as if the student made the submission. If you submit on behalf of an non-enrolled student they will be unable to view the submission, even after you have added them to the class. 

 

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3b. You must enter the first and last name when the non-enrolled student is selected from the author dropdown menu

 

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Warning: Papers you submit for non-enrolled students cannot be graded or marked for paperless return to students

 

4. Enter the title for the paper.

 

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5. Copy and paste the selected text into the text box

 

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Tip: To copy and paste text, highlight the text to submit in a word processing or text editing program and select copy from the edit menu. To transfer the text into the text box on Turnitin, click inside the text box of the submission page and select paste from the browser edit menu

 

6. Click on Upload to submit the text.

 

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7. Once the submission is complete, the digital receipt is displayed. The submission ID on the digital receipt is a unique number assigned to this submission. A copy of the digital receipt is available for download within the document viewer print option.

 

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8. Click Go to assignment inbox to view the list of current student submissions, or click Submit another file to continue submitting as a student

 

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Zip File Uploads

 

Instructors are able to upload a zip file of papers to a Turnitin assignment. The zip file may be any size up to approximately 200MB and contain up to 1000 individual files. If the zip file exceeds either limit it will be rejected.


In uploading zip files, you are advised to ensure that no unacceptable file types are contained within the zip file and to be careful of duplicate copies of the same file within the zip file. Turnitin will attempt to detect duplicate or invalid files and warn you of any duplicate or unacceptable files. 

 

1. On the class homepage, click on the More actions link next to the Paper assignment that you would like to submit to and select Submit paper

 

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2. Select Zip file upload from the choose a paper submission method: pull down menu. Single file upload is the default submission type for new users.

 

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3. Click on Choose File and select the zip file that will be uploaded

 

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  • Zip files can contain a max of 1000 papers


Please check the contents of your zip file. Check the number of documents in the zip file, if it contains more than 1000 papers, the system will take a minimum of an hour to detect the error and the zip file will not be uploaded.

 

  • The zip file must be less than 200 MB
     
  • Individual files must be less than 40 MB each
     

If your file contains images, you may remove the images or save the file as a rich text or plain text file to make the file smaller. If your file is a PDF and exceeds the 40 MB restriction: (1) copy the text in the document, (2) change the upload process to 'copy and paste', and (3) paste the text in the body field.
 

  • The maximum paper length for individual files is 400 pages each
     
  • All file types are allowed and can receive marks in GradeMark and PeerMark; however, only Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs, and plain text files with at least 20 words of text will be eligible to receive Originality Reports

 

4. Click Upload to load the zip file and view the list of papers. A status bar indicating upload progress should be shown. Once uploaded the paper will be redirected to the File Submission Preview page

 

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5a. Once your zip file has been successfully uploaded, the individual files within the zip file will appear in the File Submission Preview list. Select an enrolled student name using the dropdown menu on the submission page. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio.

 

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5b. Once your first file has been successfully uploaded, the file will appear within the File Submission Preview list. To submit on behalf of a non-enrolled student, ensure that "non-enrolled student" is selected from the Student dropdown list, and enter their last and first name in the respective text boxes. If you submit on behalf of an non-enrolled student they will be unable to view the submission, even after you have added them to the class.

 

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6. Enter the title for the paper. If no paper title is entered, the title defaults to the file name for the submitted file

 

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7a. When all the desired files are attached, review the student names and assignment titles

 

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7b. Files can be excluded from the submission by removing the check from the check box to the left of the file name under the Submit column.

 

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6. Once the files to submit from the zip file have been selected and (if needed) assigned name and title information, you must click on Submit to continue the upload of papers into the assignment. I

 

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7. A confirmation screen will be shown listing all file names, author names, Email user profiles, and submission titles. Any fields containing Anonymous or Not Entered are not required, but may be set by using the Go back button to return to the previous screen 


Click Submit to finalise the zip file upload into the assignment. Otherwise, click Go back to make any necessary amendments. A progress bar will display the remaining time for the upload

 

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Training Video: Submitting a Paper or File

 

 

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