Submitting an assignment to Turnitin

You will receive an on screen digital receipt to confirm that your file upload has been successful. You may wish to print this off as proof of submission.


The official date and time of submission will be determined by Turnitin. Penalties for late submission will be applied based on this. If you do not submit your work to Turnitin, then you will be awarded a fail for that piece of coursework. No work will be accepted via email or fax.

Instructions on how submit your work can be viewed from the links below:

Compatible File Types

Turnitin does not support all file types. If you have saved your work using a file type that is not supported then you will be unable to upload your work. Turnitin currently supports the following file types only:

  • Word (.doc(x))
  • WordPerfect (.wpd)
  • PostScript (.ps)
  • PDF (.pdf)
  • Plain Text (.txt)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • HTML (.html)

Some popular word processing packages save your files using file extensions that are not compatible with Turnitin. Examples of such include: Microsoft Works (.wps), Apple Pages (.pages), and Sun Microsystems' Write (.sxw). The solution to the problem is to save the document as a Word file.

For example if a document is written using Pages it can still be saved as a Microsoft Word document through the export feature.

On the File menu, click Export To, click on Word... and then click Next. Choose the location for the exported file and click on Export.

Get Microsoft Office 365 for free

If you do not own Microsoft Word you can download Microsoft Office 365 free for personal and University use. This includes free downloads to the desktop programs for both Mac and PC as well as the online apps.

More information on acquiring Microsoft Office 365 for free.

What to do in the event of a problem

If you are having technical difficulties in submitting your work to Turnitin please email history.ugenquiries@sheffield.ac.uk or Telephone - 0114 22 22555.

All non-technical difficulties should be addressed to your module leader.