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How do I turn in an assignment with Turnitin?

See our Turnitin Student Guide for a step-by-step guidance for turning in assignments with Turnitin.

Can I resubmit an assignment?

You can, if the instructor has allowed resubmissions. Please reach out to your instructor about this.

How do I have something removed from Turnitin's database?

Please contact the ITS HelpDesk at 319-384-4357 (4-HELP) or

Can I submit a Turnitin submission to an ICON assignment from my smartphone?

No, you cannot submit a Turnitin assignment using the Canvas app from a smartphone. You need a tablet, laptop or desktop computer to do so.

What file formats does Turnitin accept?

Turnitin accepts Word (.doc/.docx), text (.txt), HTML and many other file types. Some files, like Google Docs and PDFs work under certain circumstances. Check out File Types and Size on the Turnitin website for more information. 

Can I submit more than one file for a Turnitin assignment?

No, students cannot submit multiple file uploads. They may be able to resubmit a document depending on the assignment settings, but cannot upload more than one file at a time.

How do I ...?

The Turnitin knowledge base is full of answers for your questions.

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