How do I submit a Turnitin Assignment?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.

You can submit Turnitin assignments directly in Canvas. Turnitin measures assignment originality and indicates what percent of your assignment matches internet sources.

Submitting a Turnitin assignment is similar to submitting a regular online assignment. However, the Turnitin LTI for Canvas only supports file uploads and text entry submissions; in file uploads, you can only upload one file per assignment. Additionally, you may not be able to resubmit your assignment or submit the assignment past the due date. Be sure to view the assignment summary before submitting your assignment. If you are allowed to resubmit an assignment, all marks and comments associated with the original submission will be deleted.

You can submit your assignment as a text entry or upload any supported file type: Text (.txt), Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx), Postcript (.ps), Portable Document Format (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), HyperText Markup Language (.html), WordPerfect (.wp), Hangul (.hwp), or Open Office (.odt/.ods/.odp). You can also upload an assignment from Google Drive or Dropbox.

After submitting your assignment, your instructor may allow you to view your Turnitin results.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Click the name of the assignment.

View Assignment

The assignment description appears at the top of the assignment page [1]. To view a summary of the assignment, including all assignment settings, click the Summary link [2].

View Assignment Summary

The Assignment summary includes the settings for the assignment, including the title, maximum grade, any special instructions, start date, due date, and feedback release date. You can also see if resubmissions are allowed, if late submissions are accepted, and if you are allowed to view the Turnitin originality report.

Submit Assignment

To submit your assignment, click the Upload icon.

Select Submission Type

Select Submission Type

Select the submission type you want to use for your assignment. You can submit a file upload [1], copy and paste text from a document [2], or select a file from Google Drive or Dropbox [3].

Accept Submission

Accept Submission

Turnitin validates your entry and prepares it for submission. You can see a preview image of your submission [1] and preview the text [2].

To cancel the submission and use a different file, click the Cancel submission button [3]. To accept the submission and save the file for your assignment, click the Accept Submission button [4].

View Submission

View your assignment submission.

If your instructor allows you to view your originality report, your score may not be available immediately. Learn how to view Turnitin results.