Turnitin is a tool that identifies levels of similarity between your writing and other student assignments and published work.
All written assignments submitted online at UniSA are submitted to Turnitin. In some courses this is only done once the assignment is officially submitted. However, in many courses you can submit your work ahead of the deadline to generate your own "Orginality report". This enables you to check how similar your work is to other sources. You can then withdraw the assignment to make any necessary changes and resubmit it in revised form. Ask your course coordinator if you're unsure whether this applies to you.
1. Assignments must be submitted from your learnonline course website, which can be accessed via myUniSA.
2. Follow the steps illustrated on this webpage and in the video below to submit the assignment, including ticking the declaration of originality, dragging or uploading the file, and saving the submission.
If you are enrolled in a course that permits it, you can upload your work early to receive your own Originality report and Similarity figure. These indicate the percentage of text in your assignment that matches text found in other assignments submitted to Turnitin, as well as text found in published works like books, journal articles and webpages. Allow at least half an hour for this information to be generated, and longer during peak assignment periods.
It is recommended that you review the document at this point. To do this:
3. Click on the file name to open and read the Originality report.
If, based on the report, you decide to make changes to your assignment:
4. Click on the red X box to withdraw it, then resubmit it following the steps above once you've made your changes.
Important: the file name for all submissions must be exactly the same, otherwise Turnitin will interpret your updated submission as a new assignment and compare it to your earlier one, resulting in an even higher similarity match.
The following pages provide some tips for interpreting Similarity figures and Originality reports...
Find out how to submit a multiple choice assignment on MyUNISA here.
- Click on the module tab you would like to submit an assignment for
If you cannot see your module in the tabs; use the drop down box
Once you have selected your module; Click on assignments in the menu to the left
You will be taken to a page that looks similar to the one below
You can use the key below to make sense of the table above
- If your assignment is not listed you should click on the link below
Read the instructions and follow the prompts
- If you need help; click on the link for step-by-step instructions such as the ones below
How to submit a UNISA written assignment on myUNISA
Find the module code
1. Find the module code of the assignment you want to submit in the Course column
2. Find the corresponding number of the assignment, e.g. 2 in the Ass.No. column
3. Click on the Submit link in the Action column next to the assignment number
Step 1: Load assignment file from your PC to myUnisa
4. Click on the Choose File button next to File Name
5. In the Choose File dialog box, select the file you want to upload, and then click Open
6. Select the correct program format from the File Format drop-down list (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PDF etc.)
7. Click on the Continue button.
Step 2: Verify the file details for final submission of your written assignment
Use this step to verify that you are uploading the correct file to the correct course and assignment number.
8. Click on the Continue button to submit your assignment file. If you do not click Continue, no submission action will take place.
9. Large files will take longer to upload than small files. Please be patient after you have clicked Continue.
10. If the wrong details, e.g. file name, appear on the screen, click Back to restart the file upload process.
Step 3: Assignment submission report
This is your proof that your assignment was submitted. It is advisable to print this page for your record purposes.
11. Click on the Return to Assignment List button to go back to the Assignment overview screen.
Watch the video below which shows you how to prepare, format, complete & submit your assignments.
You can find more in-depth information about this here.