Submitting using the iOS app

Submitting in the app

As a student, you can submit your paper to Turnitin using the Feedback Studio for iPad app. The app allows you to select your paper from your iPad, then send your paper to Turnitin, view your similarity report, and await feedback from your instructor.

  1. Tap your class name from the Classes page.
  2. Select the correct assignment from the assignments list.
  3. Tap Submit to Assignment.
    If you find that you can't submit to the assignment, check your assignment details. Your assignment start date may not have elapsed or you may have missed your assignment due date. Contact your instructor for further support.
  4. Enter your assignment title, then tap Select File.
  5. Locate and select the file on your device. Your file will transfer into the Feedback Studio for iOS app.
  6. At this point, the app will inform you of any issues with your file. Tap Submit to continue or alternatively, tap Remove to select an alternative file.

After submission

Once your paper has been submitted, you'll be provided with a number of assignment options, allowing you to preview your paper or digital receipt. A confirmation of your submission will be emailed to you. For submissions made in-app, your digital receipt is only available via the app or via Turnitin directly.

Should you find that your similarity score is unavailable for a significant period after submission, this may be a result of your instructor's assignment settings. Please contact your instructor to query this before contacting the Turnitin support team.

Resubmitting a paper

You may also opt to resubmit your paper by clicking the Resubmit button. This option is only available for students whose instructor has enabled this setting. If the Resubmit option is unavailable when your assignment status shows as Submitted, please contact your instructor regarding this.



Your assignment details will let you know whether your instructor has opted to allow resubmissions.

File requirements

If an assignment is set to allow any file type, Turnitin will accept any of the following:

  • Files less than 40mb
  • Files with a minimum of 25 words
  • Files less than 800 pages 

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:

  • Microsoft Word® (.doc/.docx)
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt)
  • PostScript (.ps)
  • HTML
  • Rich text format (.rtf)
  • Plain text (.txt)
  • Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets via Google Drive™
  • Adobe PDF®
  • Microsoft PowerPoint® (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, and .pps)
  • Microsoft Excel® (.xls and .xlsx)

Please access Turnitin via your web browser to submit Hangul Word Processor (.hwp) and WordPerfect® (.wpd) files.

 Turnitin will not accept the following to generate similarity reports:

  • Password protected files
  • Microsoft® Works (.wps) files
  • Microsoft Word 2007 macros-enabled .docm files
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt) files created and downloaded from Google Docs online
  • Document (.doc) files created using OpenOffice, as they are not 100% Microsoft Word equivalent
  • Apple Pages
  • Spreadsheets created outside of Microsoft Excel (such as .ods)
  • Text with visual effects

Late submissions

Late submissions are only available to students whose instructors have enabled this assignment setting. Submit as normal if the submit option is available (you can check whether late submissions are permitted in your assignment details).

If your assignment status shows as Past Due, but you're unable to submit after the due date please contact your instructor regarding this.

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