Most assignments are submitted online, and many use a tool called Turnitin. This tool can also help you to avoid falling into the trap of plagiarising other people’s work as it provides a report on which parts of your work may have come from other sources.
You can check to make sure everything has been referenced correctly and then your tutors can then grade your assignment and return feedback to you in the same place.
If you're concerned about the status of Turnitin, check if there's a known problem.
Usually all assignments for a module will be in the Assessment section though some tutors may have put them in other sections. Click the Assessment link the menu on the left to view the Assessment area.
You should then see a list of any assignments, or information about assignments, for the module.
Click the upload submission icon or the Submit tab. You will then see the submission area.
Click the Submit paper button to continue. You will then be shown your digital receipt.
Important point: Your assignment is not deemed to be successfully uploaded until you see this receipt and have a paper ID allocated to your submission. Note that a copy of the receipt will also be emailed to you.
You can choose to Print or Close to return to the Submission Inbox.
When you’re back in the submission area you will see the title of the assignment you just uploaded alongside the confirmation of the Paper ID and date and time of submission.
Turnitin can be used for individual text-based files:
· Under 40 MB
· Under 400 pages
· Containing more than 25 words Do a word count before submitting.
Turnitin will produce similarity reports for:
· Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx)
· OpenOffice Text (.odt) (except GoogleDocs)
· Hangul Word Processor file (.hwp)
· Rich text format (.rtf)
· Plain text (.txt)
· WordPerfect (.wpd)
· PostScript (.ps)
· PDF (Note: files saved as PDF from the original only, do not use file converters)
· Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, .pps and .ppsx) (Note: does not support presenter notes, embedded video, animations or text with visual effects)
· Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx) (Note: displays as if it were a PDF)
Other files formats will be rejected. Including screen captures, video and none text PDF's
If Turnitin Origininality Reports are turned on you will be able to view your score in the submission inbox area. Remember that it can take upto 24 hours to generate this report. Click the score to open the full Turnitin Originality Report.
Please note: There is no such thing as “acceptable” threshold of marks on Turnitin. No score is inherently bad or good.
If resubmissions are allowed by your lecturer, you can resubmit as many times as you need until the deadline.
Click the View assignment link underneath the relevant assignment title and you will be taken to the Submissions Inbox. If your tutor has set up the assignment to allow resubmissions you will see that the assignment is still Active.
You can resubmit in the same way as you submitted originally.
Please note: When you resubmit an assignment to Turnitin your Turnitin report score will return to processing. It may take up to 24 hours to generate the new report score.
If at any time you want to check what you’ve submitted or just get a copy of your assignment then simply click the download button in the assignment submission inbox (down arrow).
There are two ways to view your grades and feedback. You can go through My Grades or you can go through the assignment link where you submitted.
Important point: You will unlikely be able to view your mark and feedback until the Post date for the assignment has been reached. This date can be found when you view the Submissions Inbox for the assignment.
To do this, click your profile tab and select My Grades from the menu.
You will then see a list of assignments with grades available. Click the title of the assignment for which you want to see feedback.
Alternatively, access the View assignment link from the Assessment page to access the Submission Inbox.
From here you can:
Make use of the toolbar buttons to the right of the assignment to move between viewing your feedback and the similarity report. An overview of the buttons and their actions can be found below.