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Submitting a Paper

To submit a Blackboard Direct assignment, the file must be uploaded to an existing assignment that has been created by an instructor. Turnitin cannot accept student submissions until the assignment's start date & time. Students may submit an assignment anywhere up to the due date and time.

 

Turnitin may reject an assignment after the due date and time has elapsed. However, a submission may be permitted after the due date and time if your instructor has enabled Late Submissions. Please check with your instructor to clarify whether Late Submissions has been enabled in your assignment.

 

To check the start date and due date information, click the Content link via the left-hand menu of the course homepage. By clicking the View Assignment link in your list of assignments, which will take you to the Submissions Inbox.

 

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The post date and time details your instructor's deadline for providing assignment feedback to you. Please consult your instructor for further information on this date and time, and its flexibility.

Submission Types

 

There are two submission types a student may use to submit a paper: File Upload or Text Submission. Your instructor may set up the assignment to require the assignment to be submitted in only one of the two available submission types or allow their students to decide which submission type they would like to use.

File Upload

 

The file upload submission type allows you to submit to an assignment through directly loading the file from your computer. 

 
Warning: Make sure that the file type you are submitting can be accepted by Turnitin.


Note: Users whose files are saved in a file type that is not accepted by Turnitin will need to use a word processing program to save the file as one of the accepted types. Rich Text Format and Plain Text file types are nearly universally available in word processing software. Neither file type will support images or non-text data within the file. Plain text format does not support any formatting, and rich text format supports only limited formatting options.

 

1. Click on the View Assignment link from your list of assignments. Locate this page by selecting Content from the course homepage menu at the left-hand side of the page.

 

Click the Submit tab to open the assignment submission page.

 

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2. If you are given a choice of which submission type to use to submit your assignment, you will need to select File Upload under Submission Method.

 

If the assignment requires you to submit by File Upload, please go to the next step.

 

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3. Enter the submission title

 

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4. If there is more than one part to your assignment, you must select which part you are submitting from the Submission Part. Click the dropdown menu and select the relevant part.

 

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5. Click on the Choose File... button to select the file that you would like to submit. This will open a dialog box, allowing your to locate your assignment in your computer.

 

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6. If your instructor has enabled this option, before submitting the assignment, you must check the box next to Notice.

 

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7. Click the Submit button to submit your paper. This button is located at both the top and bottom of the Submissions Inbox page.

 

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8. Upon submission, a green box advising you that the paper has been successfully submitted will appear above the assignment title. Alternatively, if any issues have occurred, you must correct these before attempting to submit again.

 

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Note: Your similarity report will now show as pending. If this does not change click on the title of your submission to load it in the Document Viewer. Closing it again will update your paper and display your similarity report. 

Text 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 Similarity Report generated.


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

 

1. Click on the View Assignment link from your list of assignments. This can be found via the Content link on the left-hand side of the course homepage. Click the Submit tab to open the assignment submission page.

 

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2. Enter the submission title

 

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3. If there is more than one part to your assignment, you must select which part you are submitting from the Submission Part. Click the dropdown menu and select the relevant part.

 

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4. Copy the text you want to submit and paste it within the text box

 

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Tip: To cut and paste text, highlight the text of your assignment in a word processing or text editing program, and select copy from the edit menu. To transfer the text into your browser, place your mouse cursor in the text box of the submission page and select paste from your browser’s edit menu.

 

 

5. If your instructor has enabled this option, before submitting the assignment, you must check the box next to Notice.

 

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6. Click the Submit button to submit your paper. This button is located at both the top and bottom of the Submissions Inbox page.

 

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7. Upon submission, a green box advising you that the paper has been successfully submitted will appear above the assignment title. Alternatively, if any issues have occurred, you must correct these before attempting to submit again.

 

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Note: Your similarity report will now show as pending. If this does not change click on the title of your submission to load it in the Document Viewer. Closing it again will update your paper and display your similarity report. 

 

File Types and Size 

Allow any file type

 

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)

 

 

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. 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.

Multi-Part Assignments

 

If your submission is part of a multi-part assignment your final score will be a % for each part of the assignment.

 

 

E.g. If you have a four part assignment and score 100, 100, and 50 your final grade would be 83/100.

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