Unihub Turnitin Assignments

Select your repository

Use the dropdown to select your prefered paper repository.

Standard paper repository

Student papers will be checked against other institutions' student submissions.

Institution paper repository

Student papers will only be checked against other student papers within your institution. With this repository selected, if a student from your institution submits a paper matching a paper of a student from another institution, Turnitin will not identify this match.

Student's choice of paper repository

Students have the freedom to choose where they would like their paper to be saved. It is advised that this repository is only used if you do not intend to use Turnitin to assess originality.

Do not store the submitted papers

A similarity report will still be generated for paper submissions, but your students' papers will not be stored in the Turnitin standard paper repository or the institution's paper repository for future comparison.


Warning: If you find that this setting is unavailable to you, please contact your administrator to request it to be enabled in their account settings. If your administrator subsequently finds that the setting is also unavailable to them, it is recommended that they speak to their Turnitin account manager.

Allow late submissions

Select this option to allow late submissions for the assignment; this will allow students to submit papers after the due date. Leave the option unselected if you prefer that students submit before or on the due date only.

Enable anonymous marking

When anonymous marking is enabled student names are obscured within the assignment inbox, Originality Report and GradeMark until the assignment's feedback release date. Student names may be revealed for an assignment by clicking on the anonymous marking enabled button to reveal the author's name for the paper. When the option is not enabled you will be able to view students' names at all times. If a student's name is revealed when anonymous marking is enabled, an audit trail will be created, where your Turnitin administrator will receive a notification.


Click here to learn how to configure anonymous marking as an administrator or click here to learn how to use it as an instructor.


Warning: If you find that this setting is unavailable to you, please contact your administrator to activate the anonymous marking feature in their account settings. You cannot enable anonymous marking after the start date of the assignment has passed.

Enable Translated Matching

Translated matching is an optional service offered by Turnitin, which allows your students to submit content in a non-English language, whilst retaining the ability to match against our vast database of English language content.


When Translated Matching is enabled for an account, Turnitin will identify the language that a paper has been written in. This paper will then be fully translated into English. The resulting English language content is then matched against all the databases that have been activated for the assignment. If a match is found, this will be displayed alongside any matches we have found in the non-translated version of the paper.


Translated matching currently supports the following languages:


Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmal, Norwegian Nyorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.

Enable grammar checking using ETS® e-rater® technology

e-rater grammar feedback technology, developed by ETS®, automatically checks submissions for grammar, usage, mechanics, style and spelling errors. This tool provides in-depth feedback with on-paper marks. To use e-rater technology for an assignment it must be enabled during assignment creation.


If you chooseto enable grammar checking, use the drop-down menu to select the schooling level of your class so that the correct handbook is made available. Select the dictionary applicable to your institution, and use the checkboxes to select or deselect the areas of a student's submission that you would like e-rater to provide feedback on.



Click here to learn more about using e-rater.

Attach a rubric

Rubric scorecards can be used to evaluate student work based on defined criteria and scales, as well as helping to assess institutional requirements. To attach a rubric for grading, use the drop-down menu to select an already-created rubric for grading this assignment.



Alternatively, select Launch Rubric Manager to create a new rubric.


To learn more about creating and importing rubrics from the assignment settings page, click here.

Deakin University uses Turnitin as the program that allows you and/or your teacher to check whether there is any unoriginal material in your work by comparing it to a database of print and online materials. Any matching text is detailed in an originality report.

Turnitin have advised that they are aware that PDFs created with Office 2016 on Windows 10 are not displaying the correct formatting in the Grademark and Originality Report views (e.g. the loss of font format). The current recommendation is that students with the configuration above should submit their assignments as .doc or .docx files and not convert them to PDF.

What is plagiarism and collusion?

An important aspect of your tertiary education is to understand and avoid plagiarism and collusion. You need to be aware of Deakin University's policy on plagiarism as well as the disciplinary consequences.

The resources will help you:

The time taken for the originality report to appear can be a few minutes or greater than 24 hours for the first submission. For subsequent submissions, the report will not appear for at least 24 hours. If you have queries about the originality report, please contact your Unit Chair. You can find your Unit Chair's contact details on Unit Site Home Page or refer to your Unit Guide.

Notes: You can use Unistart site to check your draft submissions. You can access Unistart site via DeakinSync. On the Unistart site, click on Assessment then Assignments.

For more information, check out how to interpret the similarity report.

View your submissions

When an originality report is available to view, the status changes from In progress to a percentage rating under the Report column of the Submission History page. The colour of the report icon indicates the overall similarity index of the paper, based on how much matching text was found.

To view the originality report, click on the coloured section next to the percentage rating. Your Paper will open in a new window.

Open an originality report

Originality reports are tools to help locate potential sources of unoriginal work in submitted papers. The reports in no way reflect assessment of whether a paper has or has not been plagiarised. Such a decision can only be made after careful examination of both the submitted paper and the suspect sources.

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File formats & size

  • Only the following file format are accepted - MS Word  (.doc,.docx), MS PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, .ppsx, .pps), MS Excel (.xls, .xlsx), WordPerfect (.wpd), Rich Text Format (.rtf), Open Office documents (.odt files), Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf), PostScript (.ps), HTML (.htm, .html), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs (submitted via the Google Drive submission option), and Plain text (.txt).
    Note: PDF documents must contain text to be submitted. PDF files containing only images of text will be rejected during the upload attempt. To determine if a document contains actual text, copy and paste a section or all of the text into a plain-text editor such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit. If no text is copied over, the selection is not actual text.
  • Turnitin cannot generate originality report for media files such as images, videos or audio files.
  • The file size may not exceed 40 MB and less than 400 pages in length. Files of larger size may be reduced in size by removal of non-text content. Files that are password protected, encrypted, hidden, system files, or read only files cannot be uploaded or submitted to Turnitin.
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