Submit a paper

Submit your assignment to Turnitin via Blackboard.

Unless you are instructed otherwise, you should submit your assignment as a PDF.

  1. Log into Blackboard and navigate to your assignment within your Blackboard course.
  2. Tii assignment in BbClick the View/Complete link underneath the name of the assignment. This will take you to the Assignment Inbox.
  3. Assignment InboxClick the Submit button.
  4. Screenshot of turnitin interface with the submission input box highlighted
    • Your student handbook, or the Blackboard course, will tell you what you need to put in the Submission Title.
    • If your school has instructed you to enter your candidate number into the submission title, you can find this on your student ID card:Sample ID card with candidate number circled
  5. Tii choose uploadChoose where your work is stored, and follow the prompts to locate your file:
    • Choose from this computer
      Upload a file stored on your computer
    • Choose from Dropbox
      Link to your Dropbox account and upload a file stored there
    • Choose from Google Drive
      Link to your Google Drive account and upload a file stored there
  6. Upload your assignmentClick Upload.

    This does not complete the submission of your work!

    Make sure you complete the remaining steps below.

  7. You will now see information about your submission, along with a preview of what you have submitted.Preview your submission
    If you are happy this is the correct file, click Confirm.
  8. Your submission is complete when you see this message. Congratulations - your submission is complete. Make a note of the Submission ID as this is a unique identifier for this submission.
  9. Turnitin should send you an email receipt as well.TurnitinUK Digital Receipt
    If you don’t get this, check your Other or Spam folders in your Aston email account.

If you still can’t locate the receipt email, you must download the receipt yourself.

This is the only way you can prove that you have submitted work into Turnitin.

Read on to see how.

Download a Turnitin receipt for your submission

  1. Go back to where you submitted your work (follow steps 1-3, above)
  2. Tii Download buttonClick the Download button next to the submission and choose Digital receipt. This will download a PDF of the digital receipt. Keep this safe.


Additional methods to download your submission receipts.