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Occasionally, you may wish to either upload 1 or 2 papers directly to Turnitin, or perhaps the submissions from your entire class. If a student attempted to submit their paper through the Canvas Integration but ran into issues, you can login to and directly submit the assignment for your student. Or, perhaps you are not using the Canvas Turnitin Integration, but would still like to check papers for plagiarism. You can download all submissions from Canvas and upload those directly to Turnitin.

If you want to batch (or individually) upload student papers to Turnitin, and you did NOT use the Turnitin option in Canvas, you will need to follow all of the steps below. If you have already created the assignment in Canvas that has the Turnitin integration enabled, you may skip to Step 4:  

2. Create a class. Fill in all mandatory fields.

3. Create an assignment in the appropriate class. Give it a title and add the necessary details.

4.  Go back to Canvas


  1. Go to the assignment, and click on Download Submissions
  2. This creates a zip file, saved in your Downloads folder (or to a different location if you choose)
  3. If you only need to add one or two student submissions, save them individually.

 Go back to Turnitin

  1. Go to "More actions" next to the assignment you created
  2. Click "Submit"
  3. Change menu from Single File Upload to Zip File Upload (unless you are uploading a single paper or a few individual papers)
  4. Click on "Choose File" and upload the submission file
  5. Click submit a couple more times to confirm the submission of the student papers
  6. Give it time - a large batch of papers can take a while to load - and refresh, and you'll see the originality scores.
  7. Click on the submission detail to view originality details
  8. Go back to Canvas

    1. Go to Speedgrader
    2. Grade papers


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