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How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?

As of May 15, all Turnitin documentation will be maintained directly by Turnitin, and this document will be removed from the Canvas Guides on August 4. For assistance with Turnitin, please reference the Turnitin Canvas User Guides.

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. Turnitin resubmissions may take up to 24 hours to process.

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. Turnitin submissions require a minimum of 20 words, a maximum of 400 pages, and a file size maximum of 40 MB.

After submitting your assignment, your instructor may allow you to view your Turnitin results. If your instructor has added a Canvas rubric to your Turnitin assignment, it can only be viewed on the Submission Details page for that assignment (at any time) or your Grades page (after the rubric has been scored). You can access the Submission Details page by clicking on the name of the assignment in your Grades page.

Note: The Turnitin LTI is responsive to the size of your browser window. Your view of the Turnitin LTI may vary from the images shown in this lesson.

Open Assignments

Open Assignments

In Course Navigation, click the Assignments link.

Open Assignment

Open Assignment

Click the name of the assignment.

View Assignment

The assignment description appears at the top of the assignment page [1].

To view additional details for the assignment, including all assignment settings, click the Summary tab [2].

Expand Assignment Menu

The Turnitin LTI is responsive to the size of your browser window.

To access your Turnitin assignment summary in smaller window sizes, click the Menu button [1] and select the Summary option [2].

View Assignment Summary

The Assignment summary includes the assignment settings [1], including the title, maximum grade, any special instructions, start date, due date, and feedback release date.

You can also view additional settings [2]. You can see if resubmissions are allowed, if late submissions are accepted, and if you are allowed to view the Turnitin originality report.

Submit Assignment

Submit Assignment

To submit your assignment, click the Upload Submission button.

Select Submission Type

Select Submission Type

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

Review Information

Review Information

Review the information about your uploaded file, then click the Continue button to preview and accept your file.

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 & Save button [4].

View Submission

View your assignment submission.

If you are allowed to resubmit your assignment, you can resubmit your assignment by clicking the Upload icon [1]. If you are not allowed to resubmit your assignment, the icon will be grayed out.

To download a copy of your submission, click the Download icon [2].

To download a digital receipt with details about your submission, click the Document icon [3].

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