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eSUBMISSION: TURNITIN

Information about how to submit your work

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What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is an online assignment submission tool within studentcentral. It allows you to submit your work electronically for assessment. It can be used to handle the collection, marking and return of feedback of your work.

It is also used to check assignment submissions for 'originality'. It does this by comparing the text of a submitted assignment against text from a wide range of electronic material including journals, websites, and other students' work, including work from many UK universities.

Turnitin Frequently Asked Questions

decorative arrow imageQ: I have received an error message saying that my file is too large to upload, what can I do?

 

decorative arrow imageQ: The formatting/font in my document is not displaying correctly in the Turnitin, what can I do?

 

decorative arrow imageQ: Can I download a copy of my work from Turnitin?

 

Converting files to PDF

Where possible, you should use MS Word (or Open Office Writer) to produce your written assignments. When you are using other software applications to produce your written file, you can go to Save as... > PDF to convert the file.

Technical Requirements

Supported browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Microsoft Edge. The recommended browser is Firefox.
Please note: there are known issues when using Internet Explorer 11 and Safari on Mac OSX High Sierra (November 2018).

Computer system requirements information from Turnitin: https://turnitin.com/self-service/system-requirements
 

Supported file types for written assignments: Microsoft Word (DOC and DOCX), PowerPoint (PPT and PPTX), Corel WordPerfect®, HTML , Adobe PostScript, Plain text (TXT), Rich Text Format (RTF), Portable Document Format (PDF), OpenOffice (ODT), Google Docs.

The recommendation is to always save files in Word .doc/.docx format, most word processing software applications provide this option.

Turnitin can accept any file type provided the submission point has been set to allow this (for example, image files). But only the supported file types mentioned above are used for written assignments so that Similarity Reports can be produced.

Tips for preparing files

The following recommendations are designed to ensure your file uploads without any problems. You should:

• Produce or assemble your written assignment in MS Word (or Open Office Writer) where possible.

• Avoid using WordArt in MS Office applications.

• Avoid using text boxes where possible.

• Use standard common font types (such as Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, Times New Roman).

• Copy and paste text in to your file as ‘plain text’ to remove any hidden code, especially where this is taken from web pages.

• Insert graphics, photos or charts as images that are in either png, jpeg or gif format.

Turnitin - How-tos

Step 1 - Submit your work.

Where possible, you should use MS Word (or Open Office Writer) to produce your written assignments. When you are using other software applications to produce your written file, you can go to Save as... > PDF to convert the file.

Direct link to video (fullscreen): https://mediastream.brighton.ac.uk/Player/14477

Step 2 - Check your similarity report

The similarity report allows you to check your work to ensure that you have cited your sources and have not unintentionally plagiarised.

Direct link to video (fullscreen): https://mediastream.brighton.ac.uk/Player/14481

Step 3 - Check your feedback

Once your Turnitin assignment has been marked and the grades and feedback have been released by your tutor, you can find these in the 'My Grades' area within studentcentral, either via the Global Navigation or from the left-hand menu in the relevant module area.

Direct link to video (fullscreen): https://mediastream.brighton.ac.uk/Player/14611