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Submitting Papers on Behalf of Students

To submit a paper to a Turnitin assignment, first click on the Turnitin assignment from the course home page. Within the Turnitin assignment click on the Submit Paper tab.

 

 

The submission page will require you to select a submission type if Any Submission Type was selected during Turnitin Assignment creation in the general settings. If a specific Submission type was selected then the instructor will have to complete the remaining fields before the submission can be made. 

 

1. Select the student from the Students Name pull down menu who you will be submitting on behalf of

 

 

2. Enter the submission title

 

 

3. Select the part of the assignment you are submitting the paper to from the pull down menu. If there is only one part to the Turnitin assignment there will not be a pull down option.

 

 

4. Click on the Browse... button to select the file you would like to submit

 

 

5. Click on the Add Submission button to submit the file

 

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)
  • OpenOffice (ODT)


The maximum file size is defined in the course settings and selected in the assignment set up screen. Files of larger size may be reduced in size by removal of non-text content. Files that are password protected, encrypted, hidden, system files, or read only files cannot be uploaded or submitted to Turnitin.

 

Note: Text only files may not exceed 2 MB.

 

PDF File 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.


PDF Tip: Users submitting scanned images of a document or an image saved as a PDF will need to use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to convert the image to a text document. Manual correction of the resulting document is highly recommended to fix any errors caused by the conversion software.


Embedded Links Note: Some document formats can contain multiple data types. This includes text, images, embedded information from another file, and formatting. Non-text information that is not saved directly within the document will not be included in a file upload. This includes references to a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet included within a Microsoft Office Word document. 


File Type 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. 


Warning: Users who are converting to a new file format will need to save their file with a name different than the original. Any file should be saved with a new file name when converting to plain text or rich text formats to prevent permanent loss of the original formatting or image content of a file.

Text Submission

 

If Text submission was selected within the general Turnitin assignment settings instructors will submit papers by copying and pasting the text they would like to submit to the assignment into a text box.

 

1. Select the student from the Students Name pull down menu that you will be submitting on behalf of

 

 

2. Enter the submission title

 

 

3. Select the part of the assignment you are submitting the paper to from the pull down menu. If there is only one part to the Turnitin assignment there will not be a pull down option.

 

 

4. Copy the text you want to submit and paste it within the text box for the Text to Submit option

 

 

5. Click on the Add Submission button to submit the text to Turnitin

 

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