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Academic Integrity & Turnitin: Troubleshooting

Turnitin instruction and discussion

Preparing images for Turnitin upload

Q&A for Students

I have just resubmitted my paper but have not received an Originality Report?

You can submit a paper 4 times (original submission plus 3 resubmissions) and receive a report within a few minutes.  If you resubmit your paper a fifth time, it can take up to 24 hours for an Originality Report to be generated.  This allows resubmissions to correctly generate without matching to the previous draft.

Why can't I resubmit my paper?

Check with your teacher - they may not have allowed this function in the set-up of the assignment.

When I try to submit my paper, Moodle says the file is too large?

The file size may not exceed 40MB. If your document contains images, you could compress the images. See document provided by Melissa Jackson (Lecturer in Equine Studies), in the box on the left hand side of this page.

Can I submit a paper to Turnitin without going through Moodle? 

No, unfortunately the only way to submit a paper is via Moodle and then only if your teacher has created an assignment within Moodle.


Q&A for Instructors

How long does it take to create an Originality Report when using "Quick Submit"?

Same as a normal submission. 5-10 minutes for an average size paper. A little longer for a larger file.

Why can't I access Grade Book?

Grade Book is not switched on as this functionality is not used through TurnItIn here at Melbourne Polytechnic.

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