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  1. DO NOT submit papers that have already been submitted, or that students may submit later. This leads to skewed Similarity Index results.
  2. DO NOT use Quick Submit for checking your own papers. Instead, staff should use iThenticate to check their own work.
  3. DO NOT submit on behalf of others. Depending on the case, this might be in breach of NUS Acceptable Use Policy for IT Resources.

Please note:

  1. Quick Submit is for ad hoc submission of papers.
    1. This is useful for instructors who do not require students to submit assignments to Turnitin, but want to generate ad hoc similarity reports for specific papers.
  2. Instructors who want to use Quick Submit must activate the feature in their Turnitin account. It is not enabled by default.
  3. Quick Submit is available to instructors (NUS staff) only.
  4. Quick Submit (and Turnitin) does not compare two papers directly to each other. Please refer to this FAQ.

Quick Submit Activation

Quick Submit activation need only be done once.

Log in to Turnitin.

On the top horizontal menu bar, click your name.

On the User Information/Account Settings page:

  1. Select Yes for Activate quick submit.
  2. Select a Secret question for your account security. Make sure it is something consistent that you can remember.
  3. Type the Question answer for your Secret question.
  4. Click Submit.

You should see the message "Your user information has been saved". You will also see a new tab -  Quick Submit.

Using Quick Submit

Log in to Turnitin if you have not done so.

Click the Quick Submit tab.

Click Submit.

If you do not see the Quick Submit tab, please activate Quick Submit in your account first.

Check the desired database search options. Click Submit.

Uploading a batch of files in a zip file? Follow these instructions instead.

Note: you will not be able to indicate the author of each file for zip file upload. The information has to be in the file or the file name.

On the File Upload page:

  1. Type the First name of the student whose paper you are checking.
  2. Type the Last name of the student whose paper you are checking.
  3. Type the Submission title.
  4. Click Choose from this computer.
  5. Select the file to be uploaded, click Open. You will see the file name listed when successfully uploaded.
  6. Click Upload.

The file preview will be generated. Click Confirm, if this is the correct paper.

You will see a submission is complete message. You can Go to the assignment inbox or Submit another file.

Once the similarity report is generated, you can see it on the Quick Submit tab.

Click the percentage to see the paper's Similarity Report.