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Submitting Papers

Instructors can submit papers to a Turnitin assignment by clicking on the assignment from the homepage or clicking first on the assignment link then clicking on the assignment within the assignments page. This action will open up a new screen, showing the start and due dates specified for the assignment and a Submit link underneath, click on the Submit link to open up the Turnitin submission page.

 

 

There are four ways for an instructor to submit papers to a Turnitin Assignment:
    

  • 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 of 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 - 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

 

Turnitin currently accepts the following file types for upload into an assignment that has the Allow only file types that Turnitin can check for originality enabled:

 

  • Microsoft Word® (DOC and DOCX)*
  • Corel WordPerfect®
  • HTML
  • Adobe PostScript®
  • Plain text (TXT)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • OpenOffice (ODT)
  • Hangul (HWP)
  • Powerpoint (PPT)

 

When Accept any file type is enabled for an assignment Turnitin will accept any file type submission as long as file requirements are met. The file size may not exceed 40 MB. 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.​

 

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.

 

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.

Single File Upload

 

Single file upload is the default option on the submission page and allows the instructors to submit a single paper at a time.

 

1. Click on an assignment from the homepage. This will open up a new window, click Submit to open up the Turnitin assignment submission page

 

 

2. If needed, select single 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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3a. Select an enrolled student name using the 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

 

 

3b. The instructor may enter the first and last name of a non-enrolled student

 

 

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

 

4. Enter the title for the paper. This field is required

 

 

5. Click the Browse button and locate the paper to submit

 

 

6. Click upload to upload this file. A status bar will appear and display the upload progress

 

 

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

 

 

8. 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.

 

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. Click on an assignment from the homepage. This will open up a new window, click Submit to open up the Turnitin assignment submission page

 

 

2. Select cut and paste 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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3a. Select an enrolled student name using the 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

 

 

3b. The instructor may enter the first and last name of a non-enrolled student

 

 

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

 

4. Enter the title for the paper. This field is required

 

 

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

 

 

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. This action will open up a page informing the user the submission was successful

 

Multiple File Upload

 

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

 

1. Click on the submit button

 

 

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

 

 

3. Click on Browse and select the first file to attach to the File Submission Preview list

 

 

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4a. Select an enrolled student name using the pull down menu on the submission page. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio

 

 

4b. Select an enrolled student name using the pull down menu on the submission page. Papers submitted by an instructor on behalf of a student will appear in the student portfolio

 

 

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

 

 

6. Repeat steps 3-5 for each paper being submitted as part of the upload

 

7. When all the desired files are attached, click the Upload all button to upload the batch of files

 

 

8. On the accepted files page please review the files to be uploaded and click submit to submit all uploaded files

 

 

Files can be excluded from the upload by unchecking the check box to the left of the file name under the submit column.

 

 

An instructor may remove all uploaded files from the File Submission Preview list by clicking on the delete all link located below the list to the right.

 

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.


Instructors uploading zip files 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 the user of any duplicate or unacceptable files. 

 

1. Click on an assignment from the homepage. This will open up a new window, click Submit to open up the Turnitin assignment submission page

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

4. Click upload to load the zip file and view the list of papers. A pop-up window indicating download progress should be shown

 

 

5. Select the papers to submit by checking or unchecking the submit check box for the paper. For each paper being included, the user may: 

 

  • select an enrolled student in the class or submit as non-enrolled, giving first name or last name;
  • submit without first and last name, which will default to anonymous
  • submit with a paper title;
  • submit without a paper title, which will default to the name of the file

 

 

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

 

 

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


Click submit to finalize the zip file upload into the assignment. A progress bar will display the remaining upload time

 

 

The zip file upload accepts up to 1000 files or 200MB of zipped information. A zip file to be uploaded may not exceed either limit. Zip files should be checked to ensure only usable file formats are included in the upload.

 

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