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Submitting a Paper

Student users submit papers to a Turnitin assignment from the Turnitin assignment inbox. To access the assignment inbox, first click on a Turnitin assignment from the homepage. A new window will open displaying the start, due date, and post date of the assignment. Click on the submission icon to the right of your name to submit to the assignment.

 

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 file size may not exceed 40 MB. 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: Text only files may not exceed 2 MB. 


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.


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.

 

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. 


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. 


Tip: 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.

How to Check the Turnitin Assignment Dates

 

To submit a paper to a Turnitin assignment, the student user must upload a file to an existing assignment. Turnitin assignments cannot accept student submissions until the assignment start date and time has passed. Assignments may be set up by the instructor to reject submissions after the due date and time. 

 

To check the start date and due date information, click on the Turnitin assignment name on the course homepage. 

 

Submission Types

 

There are two submission types a student may use to submit a paper: File Upload or Text Submission. An instructor may set up the assignment to require the student to submit in one of the two submission types or let their students decide which submission type to use.

File Upload

 

The file upload allows students to submit to the assignment by directly loading the file from their 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 Turnitin assignment from the course homepage. This will open up a new window, click on the submission icon

 

 

2. You must accept the latest Turnitin User Agreement before you can make a submission. Click on Please click here to read and accept the Agreement to read the agreement

 

 

2b. Read the User Agreement, if you agree to its terms click I agree -- continue to proceed with your submission. Clicking I disagree -- logout will end your session and will be unable to proceed with your submission

 

 

3. If you are given a choice of which submission type to use to submit to the assignment, you will need to select File 
Upload
. If the assignment requires you to submit by File Upload go to the next step

 

 

4. Enter the submission title

 

 

5.Drag and drop the file into the drag and drop area of the page

 

 

 

5a. Or use the add a file method by clicking on the Add link

 

 

5b. Select Upload a file from the sidebar

 

 

5c. Click on the Choose File... button to select the file you would like to submit

 

 

5d. Click on the Upload this file button to upload the selected file

 

 

6. Click the Add Submission button to submit your paper

 

 

7. A screen will appear showing a digital receipt, you can print this by clicking the print icon in the bottom right and view it at any time within the assignment

 

Text Submissions

 

The text 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 copy and paste method - any graphics, graphs, images, and formatting are lost when pasting into the text submission box. 

 

1. Click on the submission icon

 

 

2. If you are given a choice of which submission type to use to submit to the assignment, you will need to select File Upload. If the assignment requires you to submit by File Upload go to the next step

 

 

3. Enter the submission title

 

 

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

 

 

Tip: To copy and paste text, highlight the text of a paper 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. Click on the Add Submission button to submit the text to Turnitin

 

 

 

6. A screen will appear showing a digital receipt, you can print this by clicking the print icon in the bottom right and view it at any time within the assignment

 

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