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Submitting a Turnitin Assignment

To submit a Turnitin assignment, log into Courses and complete the following instructions.


  1. Select your course or project site.
  2. Click "Assignments" in the left tool menu.
  3. Click the title of the assignment you wish to complete.Sakai 12 Student Assignment Example Image
  4. Click "Browse" or "Choose File." Select the file from your computer and click Open.  Important Note: be sure to review the file requirements in the below tables. Uploading an attachment and acknowledging Turnitin Policy
  5. The file will immediately begin the upload. Wait for the upload to finish.
  6. Scroll down and click "Proceed."  
  7. On the following page, click "Submit." Your professor will not receive your document if you do not click "Submit."
  8. After submitting your paper, you will see a confirmation page.  An email will be sent to your Pepperdine email account acknowledging the receipt of your paper.  Be patient. Turnitin reports can take up to 24 hours, especially for longer documents.

Turnitin File Naming Requirements

Avoid common issues by following these guidelines before submitting your paper.

  • Always include a valid file extension, e.g. .doc, .docx.
  • Avoid double file extensions, e.g. .doc.doc.
  • Limit file names to 40 characters or fewer.
  • Use letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, or underscores in your file names.
  • Do NOT use special characters in your file name such as ! @ $ % ^ & * / \ < > etc.

Turnitin Submission Requirements

Please pay attention to these limitations on Turnitin submissions.

  • Adhere to all file naming guidelines.
  • Only submit one file attachment. Must be text-based; cannot be scanned as an image.
  • Only use the following document types:
    • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
    • PowerPoint (.pps, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Excel (.xls, .xlsx)
    • PDF (.pdf)
    • Rich Text (.rtf), or
    • Plain Text (.txt)
  • File size cannot exceed 10 MB; 2 MB for plain text files (.txt).


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