Turnitin is one of the online assessment and feedback tools used at USW. It is suitable for individual TEXT-based file submissions up to 40MB and is able to provide similarity reports on student work.

Turnitin provide detailed support guides to take you through the process of setting up, editing

and marking your assignments. You can access a full range of Turnitin guides on how to:

Turnitin can be used for individual TEXT-based files that are:

  • Under 40 MB; 
  • Under 400 pages;
  • Containing more than 25 words.

Turnitin does not accept image files (jpg, png, etc), audio or video (mp3, mp4, wav, etc) or other non-text based files. 

Turnitin will produce similarity reports for:

  • HTML
  • Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx)
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt) (except GoogleDocs)
  • Hangul Word Processor file (.hwp)
  • Rich text format (.rtf)
  • Plain text (.txt)
  • WordPerfect (.wpd)
  • PostScript (.ps)
  • SOME PDFs (Note: files saved as PDF from the original only, do not use file converters)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, .pps and .ppsx) (Note: does not support presenter notes, embedded video, animations, large vector graphics, some templates, or text with visual effects)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx) (Note: displays as if it were a PDF)

If you are setting up an assignment which uses different types of files (multiple file submission, code, images, videos, etc.) it is advised that you use the Blackboard Assignment tool instead.

You can find a full range of support information and advice on the use of Turnitin for students on the IT Services website.