Uploading a submission

The following information will help you submit your paper to Turnitin through your learning management system or virtual learning environment. Before you proceed, we advise checking that the file you'd like to submit will be accepted. Check out the accepted file types and sizes before you begin.

  1. From the Turnitin assignment dashboard, select Upload Submission to make a submission to the assignment.
  2. If the Upload Submission button is unavailable, you may be attempting to submit before the start date or after the due date. Select the assignment name at the top to check your assignment's key dates and any additional settings that may be affecting your submission.

    Only a single file may be submitted to a Turnitin assignment. Any second or subsequent submission will overwrite the original submission in this assignment. Contact your instructor if there is more than one file that must be submitted to complete the directions given by your instructor; additional assignments may be created or you may need to combine multiple documents into a single file of an acceptable file type to be uploaded into Turnitin.

    The upload submission option allows you to submit your paper to the assignment in a variety of ways by directly loading the file from the device.

  3. Select the upload method from the tabs at the top of the Submit File modal.
    1. Upload Submission - Allows you to upload an allowed file type directly to Turnitin.
      1. Select the Browse button, or drag your file directly onto the modal.
    2. Text Input - Allows you to submit just the text of your assignment directly to Turnitin.
      1. Select the Text Input tab.
      2. Enter or paste your submission title into the Submission Title field.
      3. Enter or paste your submission text into the Submission Text field.
    3. Cloud Submission - Allows you to submit from a cloud drive.
      1. Select the Cloud Submission tab and choose a submission option from the dropdown.
      2. Select your file within the cloud drive.
  4. Select Upload and Review to proceed to the review stage.
  5. If resubmissions are not enabled for this assignment, you may not be able to resolve any incorrect submissions.

  6. Select Submit to Turnitin to submit your assignment.
  7. You will see a submission complete notice if your submission was successful. Please don't leave the submission process until you have seen this notice.

  8. If resubmissions are allowed for the assignment and you need to resubmit your paper, you can click the resubmission icon. If you resubmit an edited paper, it will not compare to the first submission you made (i.e. you will not match the text to the previous submission resulting in a 90% match score).
  9. Some assignments may allow the ability to overwrite your previous submission until an assignment's due date. This option is activated by an instructor on an assignment-by-assignment basis. If resubmissions are not enabled, your instructor must manually delete your previous submission to allow you to submit a second time.

    If resubmissions are enabled, you may resubmit via the assignment dashboard.

    After resubmitting to an assignment, a warning message will appear. This message serves to notify you that, if resubmissions are enabled and the reports are set to generate immediately, the first three resubmissions made will generate a report immediately but on the fourth resubmission, there is a 24-hour processing period for similarity report generation. Reports cannot be forced by your instructor or Turnitin staff. Please wait for this 24-hour period to elapse before making an inquiry.