Resubmitting on behalf of a student

The following information will help you resubmit a student's 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.

To resubmit on behalf of a student, you must enable resubmissions in your assignment settings.

Enabling Resubmissions

You can find below some quick steps on how to enable resubmissions. 

  1. Click the LTI Settings tab
  2. Click Optional Settings.
  3. Scroll to find Originality Report Generation and Submissions.
  4. To enable resubmissions, select Generate reports immediately (resubmissions are allowed until due date) or Generate reports on due date (resubmissions are allowed until due date) from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Submit button to save your settings.

Resubmitting on Behalf of a Student

To resubmit on behalf of a student, please ensure that resubmissions are enabled for the assignment, that the student has already submitted to the assignment and that the student's initial submission is visible in the Assignment Inbox.


  1. From the Assignment Inbox, select Options.

  2. From the sub-menu, select Upload.
  3. Click Confirm if you understand that all marks and comments associated with the submission will be deleted if you opt to resubmit the paper. Alternatively, click Cancel.

Paper Upload Submission

  1. Enter a submission title in the box provided

  2. You can opt to upload your file in one of two ways:
    • Select the appropriate button and locate the file on your device.
    • Alternatively, drag the file you would like to submit into the boxed area.
  3. Select Upload and Review to proceed to the review stage. Alternatively, click Cancel to locate a different file

    If resubmissions are not enabled for this assignment, you may not be able to resolve any incorrect submissions.

  4. Review your upload, then select Submit to Turnitin to submit. Alternatively, select Cancel Submission if you need to make any changes.


    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.


Text Upload Submission

  1. Select the Text Input tab.

  2. Enter a submission title in the box provided.
  3. Type or paste the text of your submission into the Submission Text box.
  4. Select Upload and Review button to proceed to the review stage.

    If resubmissions are not enabled for this assignment, you may not be able to resolve any incorrect submissions.

  5. Review your upload, then select Submit to Turnitin to submit. Alternatively, select Cancel Submission if you need to make any changes.


    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.


Cloud Upload Submission

  1. Click on the Cloud Submissions drop-down menu and select either Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive.

  2. Locate your file within Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, allow the file to process, then review it carefully on the next screen.

    If resubmissions are not enabled for this assignment, you may not be able to resolve any incorrect submissions.

  3. Select Submit to Turnitin to submit the file to Turnitin. Alternatively, select Cancel Submission if you need to make any changes.


    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.


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