Sunday, 4 November 2012

How do I submit work for plagiarism scanning using Blackboard?

Submitting work for plagiarism scanning using Blackboard is fairly straight forward and easy to do.
  1. Go to the module for which you wish to submit the work.
  2. Click on the link that says 'TurnItIn Submissions' in the lefthand menu.

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  1. On the next page you will see a link that is relevant to your work. Click on it.

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  1. You should now be on a screen that shows the upload system.


  1. Click the Submit button.
  2. You should now be on the first page (of 3) of the submission process. You name should already be filled in, however, the title will not be complete, and you need to enter one. You should also note the rules regarding the size (less than 400 pages, and less than 20 MB) and the file formats that can be submitted.

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  1. Next, click the 'Choose File' button and navigate to, and select, your file for upload (see above screen shot).
  2. Finally, click the 'Upload' button and wait for the file to load.

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  1. Once the file has been uploaded you should be in part 2 (of 3) of the submission process. This page can be used to review the file and for you to check you have selected the correct file in step 7. If the file is correct, click 'Submit'.

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Screen after clicking submit:


  1. If the submission has been successful you should then see the following screen which confirms your work has been successfully uploaded.

  1. Finally, you can double check the work has been uploaded by going to 'My Grades' for the module. If the work has uploaded you should see an exclamation mark. This means the work has uploaded, but has not yet been marked.
Finally, below, is a short video walking you through the process.