Submit a paper

Submit your assignment to Turnitin via Blackboard.

  1. Log into Blackboard and navigate to your assignment within your Blackboard course, usually on the Submission page on the left hand menu.
  2. Tii assignment in BbClick the View/Complete link. This will take you to the Assignment Inbox.
  3. Assignment InboxThis is where you can view information about the assignment and submit.
    To submit a file, click the Submit button.
  4. Change Tii Submission TypeYour name will have filled in if you are logged in as yourself.
    • If you are submitting your assignment by uploading a document go to Step #5.
    • If you are submitting your assignment by copying and pasting text go to Step #11.
  5. Screenshot of turnitin interface with the submission input box highlightedEnter the Submission title.All students should follow the instructions on the submission page or student handbook of your school or programme for what you should enter.

    ABS & LSS Students

    Normally you will be required to enter your candidate number. Your candidate number can be found on your student ID card.Sample ID card with candidate number circled

  6. Tii choose upload Click on What can I submit? for information about the formats Turnitin accepts. Choose 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
  7. Upload your assignmentClick Upload.

    This does not complete the submission of your work!

    Make sure you complete the remaining steps below.

  8. Preview your submission You will now see information about your submission and a preview of your assignment.
    If you are happy this is the correct file, click Confirm.
  9. Tii SuccessYour submission is complete when you see this message. Make a note of the Submission ID as this is a unique identifier for this submission.
  10. TurnitinUK Digital ReceiptTurnitin should send you an email receipt as well. If you don’t get this, make sure you check your spam folder in your inbox. If the receipt isn’t there either, you are able to download a PDF.
  11. If you want to submit your work by pasting text, change the type by clicking the dropdown and selecting Cut & Paste Upload.
  12. Copy and paste the text to be submittedComplete the Submssion title (see Step #5) and then copy and paste the text you wish to submit into the text box and click Upload.
  13. Copy and paste submissionYou will see this page confirming your submission.
  14. TurnitinUK Digital ReceiptTurnitin should send you an email receipt as well. If you don’t get this, make sure you check your spam folder in your inbox. If the receipt isn’t there either, you are able to download a PDF.

Download a Turnitin receipt for your submission

  1. Go to the assignment inbox, see Step #2.
  2. Tii Download buttonClick the Download button next to the submission and choose Digital receipt. This will download a PDF of the digital receipt.

Additional information

  • If submitting via Google Drive, work stored as a Google Document will automatically convert to PDF before submitting to Turntin.
  • The maximum file size of any document is 40 MB.
  • The maximum paper length of any file submitted is 400 pages.
  • Text only files (i.e. files ending in .txt) may not exceed 2 MB.
  • In the file upload method of submission Step #8 is critical. If the student does not click the final Confirm, the file will not be submitted.
  • Only one file per student can exist for each assignment. Students who would like to submit multiple papers will need to either submit to multiple assignments or combine the papers into one file for submission.