How do I submit a Turnitin Assignment?

Submitting a Turnitin assignment is similar to submitting a regular online assignment. However, the Turnitin Plugin for Canvas does not support multiple file uploads.

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

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Click the name of the assignment.

View Assignment

View the Turnitin-enabled assignment.

Submit Assignment

Click the Submit Assignment link.

Note that your assignment submission will be checked by Turnitin for originality [1]. Before submitting your assignment, you will need to agree to the Turnitin pledge. Select the I agree with the pledge checkbox [2].

When you are ready, click the Submit Assignment button [3].

Note: If the assignment allows for file uploads, you can only upload and submit one file at a time to Turnitin.

View Submission

To view your assignment details, click the Submission Details link [1].

View Submission Details

View your assignment submission details. If you submitted a file upload, click the View Feedback button [1]. If the assignment is previewed in a format that does not support feedback, Canvas will show the Preview button.

The speech bubble [2] indicates what percent of your assignment matches internet sources. Learn more about the Turnitin originality report and interpreting results.

Note: If your instructor has enabled the option to allow you to view the originality report, please allow 5-10 minutes processing time. Learn how to view your Turnitin results.

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