Staff: New Turnitin Features

Towards the end of February, Turnitin are planning to release a new feature which will give staff the option to allow students to submit any file type to Turnitin, including images.

There will  be a setting to allow students to submit any file type to the Turnitin inbox. Files will need to be less than 20MB and less than 400 pages in length.

Originality reports

Bear in mind that submissions will only generate an originality report if they conform to the following requirements:

  • The file must contain more than 20 words of text
  • The file must be in one of these file formats: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs (submitted via the Google Drive submission option), plain text files

Therefore, if you need all submissions to generate originality reports, do not select the accept any file type option.

Document Viewer/Grademark

The following image files will  be viewable in the Document Viewer/Grademark:

  • JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, or PICT
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs that have little or no text also qualify as image files

Other image file types and file types which do not generate an originality report will not appear in the Document Viewer/Grademark. Instead you will have to download the file to view it. Options to enter overall feedback are provided in the Grademark view.

We will update our Turnitin Guide following the release of these features.

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