How do I submit a Turnitin Assignment?

Submitting a Turnitin assignment is similar to submitting a regular online assignment.

Turnitin accepts the following file formats:

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

Note: These steps are only applicable for the Turnitin Plugin in Canvas. If you have questions regarding the Turnitin LTI, please contact Turnitin.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

Click the Assignments link or find the assignment in your To Do List in the sidebar.

Open Assignment

View all the assignments you have to complete on the Assignment Page.

View Assignment

The Turnitin notice on your assignment reminds you that your instructor is checking your work using Turnitin.

Submit Assignment

When you are ready to turn in the assignment, click the Submit Assignment link.

Submitting the Turnitin Assignment is just like submitting a regular assignment, although you will have a note [1] reminding you that your submission will be checked by turnitin for originality. You will also have to click the checkbox [2] to agree with the pledge before submitting the assignment. When you are ready to submit, click the Submit Assignment button [3].

View Submission

After you submit your Assignment, it looks like a regular submission. To view your graded assignment, click Submission Details.

View Submission Details

View Submission Details

This student got a 100% report from Turnitin and received a 0 on the assignment. That means that the whole assignment was copied directly from a source. To learn more about how to view your result, go to this lesson.

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