Submitting a paper from a third-party app

Enabling Turnitin within a third-party app

If you're unable to find the Submit to Turnitin option when attempting to upload from a third-party app, it's likely that you need to enable it.

  1. Navigate to the share/send copy area of the third-party app from which you are submitting.
  2. Found to the right of the list of apps that you may share your document to, tap the More (...) icon.
  3. From the Activities box, tap the Submit to Turnitin toggle, switching it to green, then select Done from the top right-hand corner.
  4. Tap the Submit to Turnitin icon to proceed with your submission.

Using Turnitin within a third-party app

Once you've navigated through your third-party app and tapped the Submit to Turnitin button, you can start to submit your paper. Follow the guidance below to use Turnitin's share extension.

  1. Logged out users - To begin your submission, enter your login credentials, then click Log In. This prompt will only appear if you are logged out of the Feedback Studio for iOS app.
  2. Tap in the Submission Title text area and enter your chosen title. Follow this by selecting the account, class, and assignment in which you would like to submit your paper.
  3. Please remain patient while your paper submits to Turnitin. If you'd prefer to abort the submission, tap the Cancel button as quickly as possible.
  4. Once your submission is complete, you will receive confirmation on-screen. Click Close to return to iCloud Drive.
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Turnitin fully supports submission from Apple iCloud Drive, Pages, and Keynote via the share extension functionality. However, please note that there are some known prominent apps that are not supported, which include the following:

  • Apple Notes (add people area)
  • Apple Notes (share area)
  • Photos

iCloud Drive

Submit from the document menu

  1. Tap the up arrow/box share icon.
  2. Tap Submit to Turnitin.
  3. Select the document i info icon.

Submit from a document

  1. Select and open an iCloud document.
  2. Tap the up arrow/box share icon.
  3. Tap Submit to Turnitin.


Submit from the document menu

  1. Tap the up arrow/box share icon.
  2. Tap Send a Copy.

  3. Select the Pages document that you wish to submit.
  4. When asked to choose a formatselect PagesPDFWord or ePub.
  5. Tap Submit to Turnitin.

Submit from a document

  1. Select the Pages document that you wish to submit.
  2. Tap the ellipsis ... from the top right-hand corner of the document.
  3. Tap Send a Copy.

Possible issues during submission

When using a third-party application to submit to Turnitin, you may notice that the assignment you're attempting to submit to is grayed out. Explained below are the errors you may encounter during submission, what they mean, and how you may be able to fix this issue.

Turnitin Error Message What Does This Mean?
You can’t submit to this assignment because the assignment start date hasn't begun

Not to worry. Simply wait until your assignment start date has arrived, then submit your file.

Visit our guidance on locating your assignment details.

You can’t submit this file because the assignment doesn't allow this file format

Your instructor has opted to only allow files that can generate a Similarity Report. You must ensure that your file fits Turnitin's specification, then attempt to submit your file again.

Visit our guidance for a list of accepted file types for similarity-only assignments.

You can’t submit to this assignment because you already submitted You've received this message because Turnitin has already received your submission. A second submission cannot be accepted, as the assignment is not set up to accept resubmissions.
You can’t submit to this assignment because the due date has passed A submission cannot be accepted due to the assignment not being set up to accept late submissions after the due date.

If your believe that the error message you are receiving is incorrect, please contact your instructor to correct this issue.

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