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This guide offers support with using Turnitin for submitting assignments and getting the most out of the Originality Report.

Accepted file types

If an assignment is set to allow only file types that Turnitin can check for originality, Turnitin will only accept: 

  • Microsoft Word™ (DOC and DOCX)
  • Corel WordPerfect®
  • HTML
  • Adobe PostScript®
  • Plain text (TXT)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX, and PPS)
  • Hangul (HWP)

Turnitin Assignment

You may be asked to submit your assignment to Turnitin via Moodle. This is so your lecturer can easily check that the assignment is the result of your own work and that you have properly acknowledged the sources of information used.

All assignments submitted through Turnitin are checked against Turnitin's extensive database of Internet content, publications and student submissions. 

Submitting an Assignment

At TOP, Turnitin has been integrated with Moodle. Follow the steps below to submit your assignment through Turnitin.

1. Go directly to the Moodle course homepage where you will find a link to the assignment.


2. On the assignment's Summary page, click the My Submissions tab: 


3. On the My Submissions page:

  1. Give your submission a title (It is useful for the lecturer if you include the following: Last name_student ID #_Name of assignment)
  2. Select the file you want to upload
  3. Confirm the work is your own
  4. Click Add Submission to submit your assignment


Once you have submitted your assignment, the My Submission page will display, showing that your assignment was successfully submitted to Turnitin.

Possible Options for Submisison

Individual course lecturers may choose one of the following settings when creating a Turnitin assignment:

  1. Single submission + no Originality Report accessible to student  - You are not given the right to view the report
  2. Single submission + immediate Originality Report - You can view report after submission but cannot resubmit assignment
  3. Single submission + Originality Report after due date - You won't receive the report until after the due date
  4. Multiple submissions during a specified period + Originality Reports - You can view reports after each submission and resubmit assignment a revised assignment (There's a 24-hour delay for second and subsequent submissions)

If your lecturer chooses Option 2, you have the chance to review your results immediately and then make changes if required and resubmit.

Demo Video

How to upload a file on Turnitin via Moodle

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