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  1. Your instructor decides if you need to submit your work to a Turnitin submission folder.
  2. Unlike regular Files submission folders, you are only allowed to upload one file per Turnitin assignment folder. If your instructor allows resubmission, the next submission will overwrite your previous submission. This is regardless of the document title, format etc.

Best Practice

To prevent disputes, download the Digital Receipt after submission and save the receipt.

Submit file to Turnitin submission folder

 Expand for instructions to navigate to Files of your Module...

 Log in to IVLE.

In the Workspace, click the relevant Module code.

Click Files (Workbin) on the sidebar or under Quick Access to Active Tools.

DO NOT use the Upload button

DO NOT use the Upload button

You need to navigate to the Turnitin submission folder to submit your files. Please follow the instructions below.

Click the appropriate Turnitin submission folder. Turnitin submission folders are indicated with the Turnitin logo.

A new tab/window will appear.

Wait for Assignment Dashboard to load.

Turnitin does not take the file name as the title.

If you do not fill in the Submission Title, the file will be displayed as Untitled.

Please make sure you follow the submission requirements for your module.

Best Practice

To prevent disputes, download the Digital Receipt after submission and save the receipt.

When will the Turnitin similarity report be generated?

Turnitin report delayed? Turnitin report unavailable? Please read on...


If you have not received a report for either case below,
do not ask your instructor to delete the paper
nor should you delete the paper yourself (if applicable)

If you do so and then resubmit, a new paper will be created. It may be flagged as similar to your initial submission.

This will cause alarm, but it is not an issue if you can show you submitted both papers. Refer to:

Initial submission

The first similarity report is usually ready within minutes, but it can take up to 24 hours for Turnitin to generate.

Your classmate(s) may have received his/her report within minutes.

However, this should not be used as a gauge as to when you will receive your report.

You may also want to check with your instructor if he/she allows students to access the report after submission.


From 17 Jan 2018, Turnitin generates instant Similarity Reports for up to three resubmissions. Please refer to their release notes. This replaces their previous policy of enforcing a 24-hour delay from the first resubmission.

You are allowed three resubmission attempts where the Similarity Report will generate immediately.

After three attempts, you'll have to wait 24 hours before a new Similarity Report can be generated.

If you have triggered the 24-hour delay and resubmit a paper less than 24 hours before your deadline, you will not receive the revised similarity report before the deadline.

These are Turnitin-imposed restrictions. CIT is not able to do anything about this.

If you are not able to resubmit, please note that not all instructors allow resubmissions. Student can check if they are allowed to resubmit in the Turnitin Assignment Summary.

Also, please do not resubmit during the 24-hour delay, this means that you reset the clock - you will only get a report 24 hours after your latest resubmission.

Report not generated after 24 hours?

To reiterate:

  • For initial submissions, there is no issue until 24 hours after submission.
  • For your first three resubmissions, while reports should be generated immediately, they could take up to 24 hours to generate.
  • For the fourth resubmission onward, there is a mandatory 24-hour wait until a report is generated.

In any case of these cases, if a similarity report is not generated after 24 hours, please submit a help request to Turnitin.