Turnitin is the University’s adopted web-based academic writing toolkit which allows tutors to provide feedback and grade students’ work. Turnitin also provides originality reports to help detect plagiarism. It is likely that you will have to submit assignments via Turnitin as part of your studies. Moodle hosts Turnitin via a direct link so you don’t have to log into a different place to submit your assignments.

  • This section explains what Turnitin is, why it is used, how to submit your work and how to print out your originality report.
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Turnitin - Submitting Your Work

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Turnitin - Printing Originality Reports

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Turnitin File Types

Turnitin accepts the following file types:

  • Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx)
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt)
  • WordPerfect (.wpd)
  • Plain text (TXT)
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Google Docs via Google Drive (.gdoc files are not acceptable)
  • HTML
  • Adobe PostScript (.ps and .eps)
  • Hangul Word Word Processor file (.hwp)

Your paper must contain a minimum of 25 words, must be under 100MB, less than 400 pages in length and must not contain spaces in between every letter (l i k e t h i s).

Turnitin Does Not Support:

  • Microsoft® Works (.wps) file types.
  • Apple Pages file types.
  • Spreadsheets created outside of Microsoft Excel (i.e. .ods).
  • GDOC files (.gdoc) which are just links to online Google Document files, but don't actually contain text or the document's content. Google Drive must be used to upload Google Docs.

Therefore, if you are using an unsupported word processor, you may need to save the file as a .txt or .rtf file in order to upload to Turnitin.

Turnitin Help And Advice

If you require further help regarding submitting your work or any other matter regarding Turnitin, please contact your tutor who will be able to advise you further.


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