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Uploading a Paper to Turnitin Using Canvas (as a student)

Turnitin logo with blue paper and arrow

Some assignments in Canvas use Turnitin. If your instructor is requiring you to submit a paper via the Turnitin dashboard in Canvas, you will submit it using the following steps.

1. Click "Upload Submission":    

Upload document submission button

2. Title your submission and select the file to upload:

Title your submission and Select a file to upload

3. Click "Continue"

Review the information and click Continue

4. You will have a preview of your document and the ability to cancel or accept your submission and save it for your instructor. Click "Accept Submission & Save."

Preview your document and accept your submission

5. Wait until you receive the "Submission Complete!" screen before closing the window.

wait until you receive the submission complete before closing the window

6. You will receive confirmation on the assignment page that your "Submission Uploaded Successfully":

You will receive confirmation on the assigment page about your submission uploaded successfully

7. On the same confirmation page, you can download a Digital Receipt by clicking the icon next to the download button.

Download the digital receipt from the icon

The Digital Receipt provides information regarding your submission and will aid in troubleshooting any technical issues.

It is highly recommended that you keep digital receipts for all Turnitin assignments.

save all submission digital receipts for your class


Turnitin will only accept the following file types:

  • Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx)
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt)
  • Word Perfect (.wpd)
  • PostScript (.ps/.eps)
  • HTML
  • Hangul Word Processor file (.hwp)
  • Rich text format (.rtf)
  • Plain text (.txt)
  • Google Docs via Google Drive
  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, and .pps)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx)

Files for upload must:

  • be less than 40mb;
  • have a minimum of 20 words; and
  • be less than 400 pages.

Supports Latest Desktop Browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

Please visit Turnitin Support for additional system requirements. If you need assistance, please contact Alamo Colleges District Support Central at (210) 485-0555 option 4.