Multiple-file upload on behalf of a student

The multiple file upload submission option allows you to upload multiple files simultaneously.

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Each file must be less than 100 MB.

If your file contains images, you may remove the images or save the file as a rich text or plain text file to make the file smaller. If your file is a PDF and exceeds the 100 MB restriction: (1) copy the text in the document, (2) change the upload process to 'copy and paste', and (3) paste the text in the body field.

  • The maximum paper length for each file is 800 pages
  • All file types are allowed and can receive marks in Online Grading and PeerMark. However, Turnitin will only generate Similarity Reports for the following file types: Microsoft Word; PowerPoint; WordPerfect; PostScript; PDF; HTML; RTF; OpenOffice (ODT); Hangul (HWP); Google Docs; Slides; and Sheets (submitted via the Google Drive submission option); and plain text files with at least 20 words of text will be eligible to receive Similarity Reports.

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  • Once your first file has been successfully uploaded, the file will appear within the File Submission Preview list. To submit on behalf of a non-enrolled student, ensure that "non-enrolled student" is selected from the Student dropdown list, and enter their last and first name in the respective text boxes. If you submit on behalf of an non-enrolled student they will be unable to view the submission, even after you have added them to the class.

Repeat steps 3 - 6 for each paper being submitted as part of the upload

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  • Click Upload All to upload the files

turnitin submission limit

  • Click the Submit button to submit all uploaded files to Turnitin, or click Go back to make changes to the multiple file upload.

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What are the file type/size requirements for Turnitin assignments?

For a successful Turnitin submission, please ensure you read the file type / size requirements below:

  • Although the limit for Turnitin assignments is 100MB, we recommend keeping your file under 50MB  to ensure the submission is successful.
  • The larger the file, the longer it will take to submit (upload), so please leave enough time prior to the deadline.  Please do not leave a large file submission to the last minute as this may mean showing as a late submission as the time is only recorded once successfully submitted and you receive a receipt. 
  • Multiple files are not accepted:  Only one document can be submitted.   
  • Submitted documents cannot exceed 100MB, if it does you will receive an error message stating that your file size 'exceeds the configured maximum'
  • Submitting in MS Word and want to reduce file size? see our  FAQ: How do I compress images in my MS Word document?
  • Submission must contain at least 20 words and must be less than 800 pages in length.

If there are issues, please get in touch with your tutor or get support from the Library & Student IT Advice team.

Accepted file types / file formats

Turnitin accepts the following file types for upload into an assignment but we recommend using PDF if any issues occur .

Note -  Multiple documents are not accepted in Turnitin -  Only one document can be submitted.   

  • Adobe (.PDF)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, .ppsx, .pps) please read this  FAQ: What should I bear in mind when submitting a Powerpoint file to Turnitin?  if you are submitting a PowerPoint file
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx)
  • HTML Adobe PostScript (.ps)
  • Plain text (.txt) (do not exceed 2MB)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Open Office Text (.odt)
  • WordPerfect (.wpd)
  • Hangul Word Processor File (.hwp)
  • Google Docs

Unsupported file types:

Turnitin will not accept the following files to generate Similarity Reports.

  • Apple Pages is not an acceptable file type for Turnitin submissions. Please save your Pages document as a PDF or Word document.
  • InDesign (INDD) is not supported by Turnitin, export it to a PDF to allow submission (this will also reduce the file size)
  • Password protected files
  • Microsoft Works (.wps) files
  • Microsoft Word 2007 macros-enabled .docm files
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt) files created and downloaded from Google Docs online
  • Document (.doc) files created using OpenOffice, as they are not 100% Microsoft Word equivalent
  • Spreadsheets created outside of Microsoft Excel (e.g.ods)
  • Text with visual effects
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