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Help guides, tutorials, and general information for Instructors and Students in using the plagiarism prevention tool, Turnitin.

Activating quick submit

Activating quick submit

The quick submit feature allows instructors to submit papers and receive Similarity Reports without creating a class or an assignment. This is ideal for instructors who would like to use Turnitin to spot check submissions and have these papers in electronic format. Quick submit should not be used if the instructor desires to have students submit their own papers or plans on using Peer Review, GradeMark, or GradeBook.

1. To activate quick submit, click User Info from the top of the instructor homepage.


2. On the preferences page, select yes from the activate quick submit drop-down. menu.


3. The quick submit tab will appear on the instructor homepage, making the quick submit inbox available for use.

Submitting via quick submit

Submitting via quick submit

The quick submit setting needs to be enabled from within the User Info page which can be found at the top of the page.

  1. To start the upload process, click on Submit button in the top left corner of the quick submit inbox.
  2. Select the databases that the submitted paper or papers will be checked against.

    The available sources are:

    • Billions of web-pages from active sites and archived internet pages that may have been removed
    • previous submissions to the global Turnitin database
    • A comprehensive collection of journals, periodicals, and publications
    • If purchased, a private database of submissions made to your institution

    At least one search option must be chosen.

  3. From the 'Submit Papers to:' drop-down box , choose which repository you'd like the papers you are submitting to be stored in. If you would like future papers to not match against the file you will upload, choose No Repository.
  4. Continue to the paper submission page by selecting the Submit button.
  5. You are now able to upload to Turnitin using any of the methods you'll already be familiar with. You can upload a single fileupload a zip file containing multiple papers, or cut-and-paste.