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Submitting using Turnitin

This book looks at the way you need to prepare your work ready for online submission using Turnitin, and gives you a step-by-step guide to how to use Turnitin. Assessment and grade marking is also looked at.

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What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention tool used by millions of students and thousands of institutions worldwide. Turnitin encourages best practice for referencing and citing other people's ideas and written material. As you might use a spell checker to check your spelling, you can use Turnitin to check and develop your academic writing skills. The online tool also allows you to manage the process of submitting and tracking assignments electronically.

By submitting your work via Turnitin you can compare it against a database of over 12 million pages of digital content. Turnitin's Originality Report helps you identify areas where you could improve your academic writing and avoid accidental plagiarism.

Why has Southampton Solent University chosen to use Turnitin?

The Turnitin system has been the mechanism for the online submission of summative text-based assessments since the academic year 2010-11. Turnitin supports students in developing their academic writing skills and allows faculties to centrally manage assignment submissions. It also removes the necessity for students to come on campus to submit work and reduces the stressful queues on submission days.

Online submission is used alongside Grade Marking and the Generic Grading Criteria which introduces a more transparent, consistent and reliable approach to marking practice.

If you have any useful comments regarding this online submission tool, please do get in touch by emailing us at turnitin.help@solent.ac.uk.



Online submission (Turnitin)

There are four simple steps to successful online submission. The following pages will help you to:

Top tip:

Submit your assignment at least 24 hours before the deadline.

There's lots of help available on campus. Check out the Learning Resource Centre website below.

Andrews Learning Resource Centre (Weblink opens in new window)
Matthews Learning Resource Centre (Weblink opens in new window)


Watch the video below for an introduction to online submission:

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Video Transcript - intro to online submission (PDF opens in new window)
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Plan your time

Turnitin is a great tool for helping you develop your academic writing skills. Watch the video below for guidance on planning your time before making your online submission:

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Making multiple submissions

Beware:

You must indicate your submission intentions by the assignment hand-in date. If you think you are unable to meet the deadline then you must submit an Electronic Submission Coversheet confirming this by the deadline date. The Electronic Submission Coversheet is available to download from every Turnitin assignment link, under the 'Summary' tab.

Effective planning

Your schedule might look something like this example below:

Assignment deadline of Thursday 31 March

    Wed 2 March: Plan work schedule
    Thur 3 - Fri 11: Research
    Mon 14 - Fri 18: Write assignment
    Mon 21: First submission to Turnitin, review Originality Report
    Tues 22 - Thur 24: Redraft work
    Frid 25: Second submission to Turnitin, review Originality Report
    Mon 28: Redraft and proof work
    Tues 29: Final submission (two days spare in case of problems)
    Thur 31 March: Deadline

Extenuating Circumstances:

Read the university's Extenuating Circumstances Policy below for further guidance on what to do if you are unable to meet your assignment deadline.

Further advice is available from Learning Skills tutors Carina Buckley and Helen Capstick.

Extenuating Circumstances Policy (Weblink opens in new window)
Learning Skills tutors (Weblink opens in new window)



Prepare your work

Before you upload your document to Turnitin there are a few things you need to check:

If you can answer yes to all these questions you're ready to upload your work. If not, scroll down the page for advice on how to check these things.

You can also watch the video below for guidance on preparing your assignment:

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The Turnitin cover sheet

Always add a submission cover sheet to your assignment. This cover sheet helps to identify the paper as yours, and which assessment it relates to, if the University needs to print it. Download a copy of the electronic cover sheet here or from the summary page of the assignment on myCourse.

Remember:

It is important to download the cover sheet and copy your assignment text into the document, rather than copying the cover sheet into your assignment document. The cover sheet has been numbered so when you paste your work into the document it starts on page 1.

Beware:

You must indicate your submission intentions by the assignment hand-in date. If you think you are unable to meet the deadline then you must submit an Electronic Submission Coversheet confirming this by the deadline date.

Electronic cover sheet (Word doc opens in new window)


The header looks like this:

cover sheet header

Complete the header with your own information:

edited cover sheet

If you are the designated person to submit for a group assessment, make sure you add all group members' student numbers on the assignment cover sheet. In the header add your name with the title 'Group Rep' after it:

group header

File size

There is a limit of 20 megabytes (MB) on the size of the file you can upload to Turnitin. Most text based documents will not be larger than 20 MB, but if they are it's normally due to the inclusion of large graphics.

File name

It's good practice to use a sensible file name when you prepare a document for uploading to Turnitin. Avoid confusing file names like assignment1.docx, assignmentfinal.docx and assignmenttruefinal.docx

Suggested format for your document's file name: Assignment title shortened + your surname + year, month and day submitted: shortassignmenttitle_surname_yearmonthday.docx.

Example: Imagine you are called Jo Smith and submitting an assignment called Branding in a Web 2.0 World on the 24 February 2012. The file name would be: brandingweb_smith_120224.docx

Remember:

Always save a new copy of your document every day by using the option to save as rather than save. If your file becomes corrupt and you can't open it, you have an older version to refer to.


File types


All files submitted to Turnitin must be text based.Turnitin currently accepts the following file types:

Remember:

Files that are password protected, encrypted, hidden, system files, or read only files cannot be uploaded or submitted to Turnitin.


Document format


Format your document to include personal information on each page so your work can be easily identified.
Remember the header on the downloadable cover sheet has already been formatted for you so it includes:

Your Student Name/Group Rep (for group work)/Student Number/Unit Number


In the Footer use page numbering in the format 'Page X of Y pages'. The cover sheet already has this in the footer for you. The cover sheet is formatted so that your work (which you paste into page 3) is numbered as starting at page 1.

Click below for further information about inserting page numbers and headers/footers in Microsoft Word.

How to insert page numbers X of Y (Weblink opens in new window)
Text into headers and footers (Weblink opens in new window)

Is the file size of your assignment too big? (Windows)

The file size of your assignment should be no more than 20MB when you upload your written assignment.Turnitin will not accept an assignment that is larger than 20MB (MB stands for MegaBytes) and you will get an error message which looks like this:

File too big

How to check your file size on Windows:

Example:

Size of your file

Remember:

There are 1024 Kilobytes to 1 MegaByte. Click below to convert from kilobytes to megabytes.

http://converter.elliotbeken.com (Weblink opens in new window)


Compressing the images in a document using Microsoft Word

For Microsoft Word 2007

Right click on any image in your document and select Format Picture...

word tutorial
In the dialog box that opens click the Compress... button:

word tutorial 2
Make sure the All pictures in document option is selected and that the Compress pictures check box is ticked.  Press OK:

word tutorial 3
A dialogue box comes up asking if you want to Apply the changes. Click Apply:

word tutorial 4
For Microsoft Word 2010

Select any picture within your document.
Select the Picture Tools Format tab.
Click Compress Pictures.

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For .docx files this dialog box will appear:

word2010 2Deselect the Apply only to this picture option if you wish all pictures to be compressed.

Choose either the selected Use document resolution or the E-mail option to reduce the size of the images.


Compressing images before you add them to your document

Remember: a picture from a digital camera can have a large file size. On the other hand an image you source from the Internet may be already compressed and quite small.

Upload your assignment well in advance of the deadline in case you have a problem.

Use this free utility below, if your files size is too big and you want to reduce it.

http://www.imageoptimizer.net (Weblink opens in new window)

Is the file size of your assignment too big? (Apple Mac)

The file size of your assignment should be no more than 20MB when you upload your written assignment.Turnitin will not accept an assignment that is larger than 20MB (MB stands for MegaBytes) and you will get an error message which looks like this:

File too big

How to check your file size on Apple Mac:

Size of your file

Remember:

There are 1024 Kilobytes to 1 MegaByte. Click below to convert from kilobytes to megabytes.

http://converter.elliotbeken.com (Weblink opens in new window)


Compressing the images in a document using Microsoft Word (MAC)

Select an image within your document (or skip this step if you want to compress all images)
Click on the Format Picture tab
Click on the Compress button

Mac screenshot compress images

For .docx files this dialog box will appear:

Mac screenshot compress settings

Choose the All pictures in this file option if you wish all pictures to be compressed.

Choose either the Best for viewing on screen or the Best for sending in E-mail drop-down option to reduce the size of the images.


If you don't have Microsoft Word on your MAC

If your Mac has Microsoft Word for Mac 2008 or 2011 installed then the instructions for preparing your work for submission will be similar to those for Windows PCs.

If you don't have Microsoft Office installed then you have three options:

  1. Use Apple Pages which can import and export to Microsoft Word file formats (.doc) and PDFs.
  2. Use the built-in TextEdit application to author your document and upload as a rich text or text file (.rtf/.txt)
  3. Use any other text editing application and export to PDF (see below).

PDF format is the best option for Apple files when uploading to Turnitin and will allow tutors using a PC, tablet, smartphone (Android, Blackberry and iPhone) to easily read your documents.  Please note that you should keep your original Apple version for your own editing.

There are various ways to create compatible files but the basic steps is as follows:

For a PDF:
Menu > File > Export… > PDF > Export Quality > Good/Better/Best > Next… >  (you can lower the export quality to make the file smaller)
Menu > File > Print > PDF (button bottom left corner) > Save as PDF…

For a RTF (Rich Text Format for text only):
Menu > File > Export… > RTF >


Compressing images before you add them to your document

Remember: a picture from a digital camera can have a large file size. On the other hand an image you source from the Internet may be already compressed and quite small.

Upload your assignment well in advance of the deadline in case you have a problem.

Use this free utility below, if your files size is too big and you want to reduce it.

http://www.imageoptimizer.net (Weblink opens in new window)

Have you been asked to upload a PPT with notes to Turnitin?

If you need the 'notes' that are found within Powerpoint presentations to be included into your assignment submission, you must firstly convert the PPT into a PDF with notes.  Turnitin will not recognise the notes and these will not show to your tutor.

To convert into a PDF:

  1. Open the PowerPoint presentation, Select File then select Export
  2. Select Create PDF. You will see a new pop-up window. Go to Options.
  3. Under Publish options, see Publish What and then select Notes pages from the drop-down menu options.
  4. Finally, select Publish.

Submit your work

In order to upload your document to Turnitin, this page looks at:

  1. Finding the correct Turnitin assignment link,
  2. Going to the submissions page for this assignment,
  3. Submitting your work,
  4. Checking that your work has been uploaded successfully.

1. Find the correct Turnitin assignment link

Either: Go to your myCourse homepage and find the block on the page for the unit you are submitting the assignment to. In this block you should find the Turnitin logo or assignment title.  Click on this icon and you will see the details and dates of your assignment.

Link on the home page

Or: go directly to the unit page for the relevant course. Find the link to the specific assignment you are submitting and click on the Turnitin link with the name for this assignment.

Turnitin icon

2. The submissions page

Every Turnitin submission has a unique 'Summary' page (although they all look very similar and have the information in the same places). Under this tab, you will find links to the coversheet and to help and support. 

Every assignment must have a completed copy of the Electronic Cover Sheet attached at the start of the paper. Download this under the 'Important Submission Information' displayed in the Summary tab.

Electronic cover sheet (Word doc)

3. How to submit your work

Once on the 'Summary' tab, click on the 'My Submissions' tab.

My submissions tab

The ‘My Submissions’ page is where you fill in information about your assignment and upload the document.

Upload a file


Submission Type:
This indicated the submission type you are allowed to submit.  In most cases, this will be a 'File upload'.

Submission Title: Enter the title of your assignment.

Submission Part: This should not be selectable as this is controlled automatically by the dates entered by your tutor. 'Part 1' may be renamed something like 'Final Submission' or 'On-time submission' and 'Part 2' may be renamed something like 'Late submission'.  If it is selectable from a drop-down menu, make sure you select the correct part according to your assessment brief dates.

File to Submit: Click on the 'Choose file' button to locate the document you wish to upload from your computer or memory stick. Select your document and click 'Open' in the 'File Upload' pop-up window. This will place the document into the 'My Submissions' page.

The open file pop up window

Checkbox: You must select the check box which shows you agree to the statement ‘I confirm that this submission is my own work and I accept all responsibility for any copyright infringement that may occur as a result of this submission. I have read the University’s iParadigm Data Protection Declaration and understand how my personal data will be used in order to detect plagiarism.’ Click on the Add Submission button.

Add submission


4. Check that your work has been submitted

A screen will show a message indicating that your assignment is uploading:

synchronising data
Once uploaded, on the ‘My Submissions’ page you can now see that your assignment has been submitted and the originality report is pending:

The uploaded submission

The first time you submit a piece of work, it can take between a few minutes and 24 hours to return your similarity report (this return may be lengthy at peak hand-in times). Resubmitted assignments will always take a minimum of 24 hours to return a report.  Please note that the term 'pending' does not refer to the upload of your assignment and does not mean that your submission has failed.  You will see by the 'status' that it will say 'Submission successfully uploaded to Turnitin.

Remember:

As the originality report may take up to 24 hours to be available, leave plenty of time to upload and check your work before the deadline.

You will also receive a Turnitin Digital Receipt, similar to the one below:

Turnitin receipt

You’ve now successfully submitted your assignment

If you have your Solent University email forwarded to a private email address, check that inbox AND your personal junk mail folder in case the spam filter on your account has put it there.

Check your work

This page will give you suggestions on how to do the following:

  1. Retrieve your originality report
  2. Understand matches in the report
  3. Use the filters
  4. Reference any genuine matches.

Watch the video below for advice on checking your originality report.

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1. Retrieve your originality report

Return to the Turnitin assignment page for this particular assessment- link on the myCourse home page or the page for the unit being assessed. The link will look something like this:

turnitin link

Follow the link to return to the submission summary for this assessment.
Click on 'My Submissions' at the top of the page:

my submission

For a group assignment access the report through the Group Rep (the person who uploaded the assignment).

Make sure your Group Rep is available so you can access feedback.

If your report is ready you will see a box showing a percentage (instead of 'pending') under the 'similarity' title:

similarity

Click on the box that gives your percentage (or the coloured square next to it) to retrieve your report. Look carefully at the report on screen which looks something like this:

originality report
2. Understand matches in the report

Report matches show where your text appears to be the same as text that is held somewhere in the Turnitin database. This database holds text from sources such as books, journals, the internet and all student work submitted through Turnitin.

The report shows your assessment with colour overlaid which:

Why are matches found?

All of the examples listed above are NOT a plagiarism risk.

Learn to identify them and it will help you to recognise that part of your percentage of similarity is acceptable.

What matches DO suggest a plagiarism risk?

3. Use the filters

On the bottom-right of the page, there is a toolbar that includes a funnel-shaped filter icon:

toolbar
Click on the filter icon for further options:

filters
This tool provides you with different ways to filter the information in your report:

exclude quotes
Turnitin will always:

Remember:

If it is quoted, it is NOT plagiarised.

Only quotes given in double quotation marks (" "), or indented quotes are recognised by Turnitin. Single quotation marks (' ') are not recognised

4. Reference any genuine matches

Text matches that are more than just a few coincidental words suggest plagiarism, if they are not quoted or referenced correctly. This is considered academic misconduct and you will lose points for your paper.

Remember:

Leave yourself enough time to receive your report, make these changes and re-submit your work before the assessment deadline.

What you need to do is:

Final thought:

The originality report is just a guide for your tutors and they will always use their academic judgement when looking at your assignment. It will never purely be based on the similarity percentage alone. There is also no 'right or wrong' percentage figure, just as long as everything is properly referenced.

Understanding grade marking

General points regarding grade marking

FAQs

How do the grades for each element get combined to give a unit mark?
Each grade corresponds to a numerical equivalent. The numerical equivalent for each assessed element will be given its due weighting and combined to give an overall mark for the unit.

What if I get a mark which doesn’t exist on the grade marking scale?
You will get an overall unit mark which will be made up of the combined scores from each piece of assessment within a unit. This overall unit mark will be recorded as such.

Will marks for those assessments which require the full numerical scale e.g. in multiple choice tests where answers are either right or wrong, be converted to a grade, and then to its numerical equivalent?
No, these will be recorded as the true mark achieved.

How do marks from grade marking and the full numerical scale get combined?
The numbers from both scales (with due weighting for each element) are added together to produce an overall mark.

Southampton Solent Grade Marking Scale

Class Grade point on scale Solent Grade Numerical equivalent
First Excellent 1st A1 100
High 1st A2 92
Mid 1st A3 83
Low 1st A4 74
Upper second High 2.1 B1 68
Mid 2.1 B2 65
Low 2.1 B3 62
Lower Second High 2.2 C1 58
Mid 2.2 C2 55
Low 2.2 C3 52
Third High 3rd D1 48
Mid 3rd D2 45
Low 3rd D3 42
Fail Marginal Fail F1 38
Fail F2 30
Mid Fail F3 20
Low Fail F4 15
Submitted Submitted S 1
Non-submission Non-submission N 0

Where do I go for further information?

Ask your lecturers, Student Support Tutor or the Student Support Network Officer in your Faculty.

Student Support Officer (Weblink opens in new window)
Grade Marking website (Weblink opens in new window)

Accessing grades and comments

To see an individual grade via Turnitin, you need to return back to the unit in question in myCourse and back to your specific assignment.

Click on the link again and into the 'My Submissions' tab. Next to your assignment document, you should see an 'apple' icon if the work has been marked.  Please note that you will not see a mark out of 100 on this first screen because of the alpha-numeric grade marking scheme we have (read more about this in the previous chapter).

My submissions tab

This is where you view your document.  It should automatically drop you into the GradeMark viewpoint but if you entered this screen a different way, you may need to click on the GradeMark button (top left) which should be highlighted in blue.

There are a number of ways that tutors can return their grades and feedback and it is their choice.  Hopefully they will have discussed this with you prior to the release date.  They may write feedback and the grade directly onto the cover sheet or perhaps into the 'General Comments' under the 'Text comment'.

There may also be some 'quickmarks' which are small 'blue' individual comments directly marked over the text of your assignment. For example:

Quickmark

When you put your mouse directly over this blue button, it will reveal the comment.

Quickmark

More Questions and Answers

Your Questions Answered about using online submission. We'll be adding to this list of questions, but in the meantime if we don't answer your question below, please do get in touch with the Learning Skills tutors, Carina Buckley and Helen Capstick.

  1. Where can I get help with online submission?
  2. I'm not sure if I need to submit my work online, hand in a hard copy at the hatch, or both. How do I find out?
  3. Where can I get a copy of the electronic coversheet?
  4. What types of files does Turnitin accept / read?
  5. How do I change my file to one that Turnitin will accept?
  6. My deadline is at 22:00 (10 pm) - how late can I leave it to submit?
  7. We have a piece of groupwork. Do we all submit a copy online?
  8. It says my file is too big to upload, what do I do?
  9. Why are there two parts to online submission?
  10. I've submitted my work, why does it say 'Pending'?
  11. I've submitted my work, but it still says 'Pending' – how long will it take?
  12. I've just submitted my assignment, but the report isn't showing yet. How long does it take?
  13. I forgot to attach an electronic coversheet to my work. What should I do?
  14. What happens if I've uploaded the wrong work or to the wrong place?
  15. Does it matter if I've uploaded the same assignment a few times?
  16. Why does Turnitin still show matches after I have corrected my work and resubmitted?
  17. Where is my email receipt?
  18. I've missed the deadline - what do I do?
  19. Why has my percentage gone up after the deadline has passed?
  20. I have a large percentage match in my work - what does this mean?
  21. I have been ill (or affected by another circumstance beyond my control) and I need to apply for Extenuating Circumstances (EC). What do I do?
  22. The University's internet connection/Turnitin/myCourse/network is down - what do I do?
  23. My broadband connection/home PC has failed - how can I submit?
  24. Why is Solent using Turnitin?

1. Where can I get help with online submission?
If you are on campus ask at your nearest Learning Resource Centre helpdesk. Visit the help page for more contacts.

2. I'm not sure if I need to submit my work online, hand in a hard copy at the hatch, or both. How do I find out?
Some work is unsuitable for online submission and will need to be submitted at your faculty hatch. Your lecturer will tell you if this required.

3. Where can I get a copy of the electronic coversheet?
There is a link to the electronic coversheet on every submission page. Also, here is a copy of the electronic coversheet.

4. What types of files does Turnitin accept / read?
Turnitin currently accepts the following file types: MS Word (.doc or .docx), WordPerfect (.wpd), PostScript (.eps), Portable Document Format (.pdf), HTML (.htm), Rich Text (.rtf) and Plain Text (.txt). All files submitted to Turnitin must be text based. Files that are password protected, encrypted, hidden, system files, or read only files cannot be uploaded or submitted to Turnitin. If you have a different type of document that needs converting, here's where you go for help.

5. How do I change my file to one that Turnitin will accept?
Visit your nearest Learning Resource Centre helpdesk for help with converting your document. PDFs are probably the best type of file to convert to.

6. My deadline is at 22:00 (10 pm) - how late can I leave it to submit?
Submitting your work online a few minutes before the deadline is risky. It can take a few minutes for the system to 'register' your submission and it will reject your work if this happens even a few seconds after the deadline.  You will then have to submit again into the 'late' box. If you want to be safe and also check your work you need to submit at least 24 hours before the deadline.

7. We have a piece of groupwork. Do we all submit a copy online?
No. Decide who is going to be Group Rep. They must fill out the electronic coversheet and submit on behalf of the group. The coversheet must include all the student numbers for the group. In the header the person submitting the work must put 'Group Rep' and their student number. Remember, that only the Group Rep will be able to access the originality report.

8. It says my file is too big to upload, what do I do?
This is probably because the image files in your document are too large. Learn how to reduce the image sizes.

9. Why are there two parts to online submission?
The first part (part 1) is for the due date. The second (part 2) is to be used for late submissions and the date for it is five working days later.

10. I've submitted my work, why does it say 'Pending' ?
This means your work is waiting to be checked by Turnitin. It does not mean your work is waiting to be submitted. Your work is in but not checked yet and 'pending' refers to getting the Originality Report back to you.

11. I've submitted my work, but it still says 'Pending' – how long will it take?
The first time you submit a piece of work, it can take between a few seconds and a few hours to return your report, but it may take significantly longer at peak hand-in times. Resubmitted assignments will always take a minimum of 24 hours to return a report.

12. I've just submitted my assignment, but the report isn't showing yet. How long does it take?
In busy periods, it can take up to 24 hours. If you have concerns, get in touch with the teams that can help.

13. I forgot to attach an electronic coversheet to my work. What should I do?
If you have enough time, add the electronic coversheet and resubmit before the Due Date. If the deadline has passed and you put your name and/or your student number in the header of your document then it is possible to identify it as your work. If you have any concerns contact your lecturer. Next time make sure you leave time to include the coversheet.

14. What happens if I've uploaded the wrong work or to the wrong place?
You need to resubmit the correct bit of work to the correct assignment. You also need to warn your lecturer that you have submitted the same work elsewhere as he/she will see the match in the report.

15. Does it matter if I've uploaded the same assignment a few times?
No. Your re-submission will overwrite your older one. You can re-submit as often as you like up to the 'Due Date' (the deadline for online submission) but remember the Originality Report takes 24 hours for any subsequent re-submissions.

16. Why does Turnitin still show matches after I have corrected my work and resubmitted?
The report will often find new and different matches when you resubmit. It can also match properly referenced text. There is no point aiming for a zero percent report - use Turnitin it to check you have referenced all your sources properly.

17. Where is my email receipt?
An email receipt is sent to your solent.ac.uk email account each time you submit. If you have setup email forwarding there is good chance that the email receipt is seen by the receiving account as spam and is removed to the junk mail box.

18. I've missed the deadline - what do I do?
You can submit your work online up to five days late (this will incur a 10% mark or 1 grade penalty). Any work (online or hard copy) submitted later than five working days after the deadline will be given a zero and treated as a non-submission for assessment purposes.

19. Why has my percentage gone up after the deadline has passed?
When the Due Date arrives all reports are re-run and this time all student work for that assignment is included in the check. This means things like the coversheet and the assignment title will now match on all student work.

20. I have a large percentage match in my work - what does this mean?
A high percentage match means that your work matches text in the Turnitin database. You need to check all your matches carefully to see that you have referenced correctly.

21. I have been ill (or affected by another circumstance beyond my control) and I need to apply for Extenuating Circumstances (EC). What do I do?
You need to submit an Extentuating Circumstances Request Form to the faculty office. For guidance on the Extenuating Circumstances Policy and to download an Extenuating Circumstances form visit Student Documents on the portal.

22. The University's internet connection/Turnitin/myCourse/network is down - what do I do?
If you are unable to submit your work because of a failure of a University IT system you need to do 3 things:

23. My broadband connection/home PC has failed - how can I submit?
You need to find an alternative connection/computer to submit your work. Check Learning Resource Centre opening hours or see when the library is open to use their computers.

24. Why is Solent using Turnitin?
Turnitin supports you in developing academic writing skills and allows you to submit assignments online – no more queuing at a hatch!

More Help

Your first port of call should be your lecturer, they can give you advice on how to upload your work via Turnitin. You can also get help from:

Extenuating Circumstances

At times, there may be circumstances outside of your control that prevent you from completing your assignment on time. Please read the university's Extenuating Circumstances Policy for further guidance.