Blackboard (Faculty) - Turnitin Assignments: Manually Upload a Paper

This document provides an overview of how to manually upload a paper to Turnitin. These steps are helpful in cases where the instructor wants to submit a paper to Turnitin on the students' behalf. For example, if students email instructors a copy of their paper instead of uploading it to Turnitin, or in cases where an instructor wants Turnitin to generate a Similarity Report on a specific paper or set of papers, the instructor can submit it manually.

  1. From the Control Panel, click on  Course Tools to expand the menu. 
  2. Click Turnitin Assignments.
  3. Click on the assignment title. 
    1. If you do not already have a Turnitin assignment in the course, you will need to create one. This is necessary in order to submit a paper to Turnitin in Blackboard. You can "hide" the assignment in the settings by choosing dates that fall outside of the academic term.
  4. Above the list of student names, click the Submit button.


  5. If the student is enrolled in the course, select the student's name from the Author drop-down menu,
    If the student is not in the course, select Non-enrolled student and enter the student's first and last name in the box provided.
  6. In the Submission title box, type in the title of the paper.

    Add students name

  7. Click Choose from this computer button and navigate to the file on your computer.
  8. Click the Upload button to continue.

  9. The paper may take a minute or two upload. 
  10. Click Confirm at the bottom of the page. The paper is not uploaded until the Confirm button is clicked.

    confirm upload

  11. Click the Go to assignment inbox to view the Similarity Report. These can take several minutes to generate.

  12. If you receive a message about a Similarity Report not being available for the paper you submitted, edit the Turnitin Assignment and make sure you have allowed similarity reports to be generated in the Optional Settings

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Owner:Laura M.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2016-03-22 12:54 CSTUpdated:2018-12-19 16:09 CST
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