Every text or image-based submission made to an assignment can be viewed online. To view a paper through the Turnitin website, simply click title of the paper in title column of the Assignment Inbox; this will open the paper in the Document Viewer.
Note: Media files cannot be played within the Document Viewer, but can be downloaded from the Document Viewer. Click here to view guidance on downloading media files.
You can download and save papers submitted to an assignment one by one, or in bulk, as a zip file. If the GradeMark or Peer Review products are active on your account, you will have the option of downloading a PDF version of the submission, or the file in its original format.
1. Click on the icon under the File column for the paper to download.
2. For Peer Review and GradeMark accounts, a pop-up window will prompt you to opt to download the submission in its originally submitted format, or in PDF format
3. The file will download automatically to your device
Note: Media files can only be downloaded in their original format.
Bulk Downloading Papers
You can also download papers in bulk into a zip file, either in the submission's original file format or in GradeMark format.
1. From the Assignment Inbox, check the boxes alongside the papers that you would like to download
1a. The user may also check box in the column heading to download all papers from all pages of an assignment inbox
2. Click the Download button above the author column and select the format you'd like to use
3. Click on ok to accept the download
4. We'll now work away in the background creating a zip file with your requested files. Feel free to use Turnitin as normal while we process your files.
5. We'll send you a notification once your files have finished processing in the Messages tab. You can find the Messages tab in the top right corner of Turnitin.
6. Inside your Messages tab you will have a new notification from us. Open the message to find your download link.
7. Click the download link contained in the message to download your files.
Note: Media files can only be downloaded in their original format.
Downloading Files in the Document Viewer
Files can also be downloaded directly from the Document Viewer
1. Click the paper title from the Title column in the Assignment Inbox; this will open the Document Viewer in a new browser
2. Click on the download icon in the Submission Tools section of the product toolbar
3. A box will appear with download options. From here, you can download the current view of a paper (with QuickMarks included), the paper as it was originally submitted to Turnitin, and the digital receipt for the submission.
Note: By clicking Download PDF of the current view for printing when dealing with a media file submission, only the submission information and comments added in GradeMark will appear within the PDF.
Downloading Media Files in the Document Viewer
When opening a media file submission in the Turnitin Document Viewer, you will immediately be prompted to download the file in its original format. From here, you can provide feedback on the submission in GradeMark using the blank paper provided.
1. Click the title of the paper from the Title column in the Assignment Inbox; this will open the paper in the Document Viewer
2. Click anywhere in the Download submitted file: banner at the top of the Document Viewer to download your student's media submission in its original format. The file will download to your device automatically
Moving Papers Between Assignments
If an assignment has been accidentally submitted to the wrong assignment within a class you can easily change this.
Note: Any grades you have already applied to the submission will also be transferred with the paper
1. From the class homepage navigate to the assignment with the incorrect submission
2. Using the check boxes in the first column select the student submissions that you would like to move. A yellow bar will appear confirming the amount of papers you have selected. Click the Move To... button.
3. Using the destination assignment drop down select the assignment you'd like to move the submission into
Note: You are only able to move papers between assignments within the same class
4. Click Submit to move the papers
Student users can only submit one paper per assignment. If the instructor would like students to submit multiple drafts without overwriting the previous drafts, the instructor can create additional assignments using the revision assignment type. Revision assignments are duplicates of the ‘parent’ assignment’s advanced options and standard settings, but may have new start, due, and post dates. The revision assignment may have a different Generate Originality Reports for student submissions setting. The instructor may also select a different set of optional special instructions, or assign a different point value.
1. From the class portfolio, click on the Add Assignment button
2. Select Revision Assignment by clicking on the radio button next to Revision Assignment. Then click on the Next Step button
3. From the dropdown menu labeled based on paper assignment, select the assignment that this revision should be based on
4. Select the start date and time, due date and time, and (if available) post date and time for the assignment.
5. (Optional) Enter any special assignment instructions for your students
6. Select from the dropdown list when, after student submission, that you would like Originality Reports to be generated. There are three options for this assignment setting:
Immediately (first report is final) - Originality Reports for all submissions will be generated immediately. Students cannot resubmit papers. Submissions must be deleted by the instructor to enable resubmission.
Immediately (can overwrite reports until due date) - Originality Reports for the initial submission by each student user to this assignment will be generated immediately. Students may resubmit as often as the student wishes until the assignment due date. Originality Reports for the second or subsequent submission will require a 24 hour delay before the Originality Report begins processing. Only the latest submission is available to the instructor or student. Previous versions are removed. Originality Reports will regenerate within an hour of the due date and time to allow student submissions to compare against one another within the assignment. A change in the Originality Report similarity index may result from the regeneration of the reports. This option is typically used when students are self-reviewing and revising their submissions and able to view the Originality Report. No resubmissions are allowed after the due date and time of the assignment.
On due date - Originality Reports will not be generated for any submission until the due date and time of the assignment. Students may resubmit as many times as needed until the due date and time without receiving reports. Resubmissions may not be made after the due date and time of the assignment.
Note: If an instructor chooses to grade without a student submission and the Immediately first report is final is selected, students will not be able to submit to the assignment once the Grading Template is created.
7. Choose whether you would like your students to view the Originality Reports for their submissions to this assignment. This option gives instructors more flexibility and control when creating assignments.
8. Click on submit to save this revision assignment. Revision assignments appear as sub-assignments of the main assignment on the class home page for instructors