A student guide to submitting to Turnitin (new)

A Student Guide to Submitting to Turnitin

Turnitin is an enhanced assignment collection and originality checking tool which is used in more than 26,000 educational institutions worldwide. It has been integrated into My Learning so that it can easily be set up within any module to allow students to submit their work online. The work is then checked against a database of the web, publications, and over one billion previously submitted student papers. Originality reports are produced showing the individual matches, highlighting improper citation and potential plagiarism.


Your tutor may require you to submit your work to a Turnitin assignment collector in order to take advantage of the origianlity checking features and to provide marking and feedback to you on your work. If your tutor has advised you to submit work to a Turnitin assignment, there are several steps you will need to take do this:
1. Log into MyUniHub
2. From the My Learning block click on the link to the module containing the Turnitin assignment
3. Click on the link to access the Turnitin assignment; your tutor will advise you on the exact location of the assignment.

4. Turnitin Assignments display with a distinctive icon. Below the link there may be a description covering details about the format, size and any special instructions you must adhere to.

5. Once you have clicked on the link you will be taken to the My Submissions page.

6. Make sure you check (1) the title of the assignment, (2) the Summary description for any specific instructions or details about what is expected of your submission, (3) how many parts there are to the assignment and the associated submission deadlines, (4) the Start Date of the assignment - this is when the collector opens and you can then make a submission, (5) the Due Date - this is closing date - you will not normally be able to submit beyond this date and time, (6) the Post Date - this is the date and time you will receive your feedback and grade on your submission, (7) this shows you how many marks are available for the assignment, (8) The Submit Paper icon/link. This is the link you click in order to submit your paper.

7. If this is the very first time you have used a Turnitin assignment, you will be prompted to accept the Turnitin User Agreement.

8. To accept agreement please click on “I Agree - Continue”. You will only have to do this once. After this, the system will recognise you whenever you use Turnitin on My Learning.

9.Once you have agreed to the terms and conditions please click on “Submit” paper again. This will open a new window:

1. If visible, please select submission type. Your tutor my allow you to copy and paste text in submission window or select the file. 2. Enter submission title. 3a. There are two options to select the file. You can click on the Select File icon to select the file you wish to upload. This will open up a file browser allowing you to navigate to the file you want to submit. Once you have selected                 your file you will be taken back to the submission screen.

3b. You can drag the file from your desktop filing system to the drag and drop area. 4. Please tick the box to agree to the terms and conditions. 5. Click "Add Submission" 

10. You will now be returned to the My Submissions page. 

You will now be able to view:

  • Your submission title along with a status notification that you have successfully submitted your work.
  • The date and time at which you made the assignment submission.
  • The progress of the generation of Turnitin's Similarity report for your submission.
  • The last two columns will subsequently display your grade for the submission and any comments your tutor has provided once the Post Date for the assignment has been reached.
  • You have the option to view and print your digital receipt.

Digital Receipt

Whenever you submit work to a Turnitin assignment you will automatically be sent a digital receipt to your university email account confirming that you have submitted this work.

The onus is on you to ensure you have submitted your assignment correctly and that you have received a Turnitin receipt for each submission you make to retain and produce as proof of submission on demand. You should also ensure that a Similarity report score has been generated - if your submission shows as "Pending" for more than 24 hours after a second or subsequent submission, or you can't open the document to see the Similarity score  and matches, then please resubmit again, before the deadline, and try saving your essay in a .doc file format for uploading.

Resubmitting work to a Turnitin Assignment

Your tutor may allow you to submit several drafts of your work up until the deadline for the assignment. If this is the case you can submit improved drafts of you work up until the due date in the following way:

1. Log back into your module and click on the Turnitin assignment link.

2. Select the My Submissions tab to view the status of your submission.

3. Please click "Submit Paper" and follow the same steps as when you submitted your coursework.

JK 15/04/2019

Last modified: Monday, 15 April 2019, 12:35 PM