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Plagiarism Plugin: Submitting a Paper

You can submit papers to Turnitin through the Plagiarism Plugin in the same way you would submit with turnitin.com. You can identify whether the assignment was created using the Plagiarism Plugin by viewing the icon beside the assignment. The Plagiarism Plugin can be recognised by a hand holding a piece of paper.

 

Accepted File Types

 

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)

 

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 has been 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. 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 to Turnitin, you must upload a file to an existing assignment. Turnitin assignments cannot accept submissions after the assignment due date. Before submission, the due date and time will be displayed for you. Other information such as the time remaining before the assignment closes, the status of the submission, and status of the grading will also be displayed.

 

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

 

Submitting a File

 

Navigate to the assignment within Moodle. At the top of the screen you will find the assignment end date. Depending on the options selected during the set up of the assignment, you may or may not be allowed to submit once the end date has passed. Click on the Add Submission button to start.

 

 

1. Click on the Paper icon in the top left of the File Submission box

 

 

2. Choose the Upload a File option from the modal that appears

 

 

3. Several settings will appear. Click Choose File to select the file that be uploaded. 

 

 

3b. Other options include:


Save As: this is your assignment's title

Author: this is your name

Choose License: this should be set to Other

 

4.  Click Upload this file to confirm your options

 

 

5. Your submission will appear on the next screen to confirm you have uploaded the correct file

 

 

6. Click Save changes to finalize your submission. Click Cancel to start again

 

 

Warning: You MUST click save changes to submit your file. If you don't do this, your file will not be submitted to the assignment

Drag and Drop Submit

 

1. Drag the file you would like to submit to the assignment into the box provided

 

 

2. Your submission will appear on the next screen to confirm you have uploaded the correct file

 

 

3. Click Save changes to finalize your submission. Click Cancel to start again

 

 

Warning: You MUST click save changes to submit your file. If you don't do this, your file will not be submitted to the assignment

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