Contact turnitin(at)aalto.fi for pedagogical and technical support:
- Ask for a 2-hour Turnitin training
- Request consulting for course development or thesis supervising with Turnitin
- Ask questions
- Report technical problems.
If plagiarism is suspected, contact the investigator of your School (Head of Academic Affairs).
Turnitin informs about breaks and temporary delays via twitter.com/turnitinstatus
Contact your teacher or supervisor in the following issues:
Contact turnitin(at)aalto.fi in the following issues:
Student Frequently Asked Questions and Known issues
How long do I have to wait for the originality report of my paper?
What if I do not give my consent to save my paper in the Turnitin student papers repository? How can I submit?
Contact your teacher or supervisor how to submit your paper. However, the teacher can check your paper with Turnitin Originality Check without saving it in the repository.
My paper was saved in a repository and I want it removed.
You can send the paper ID (it is found in the submission box) and a request to remove the paper from the comparison database to firstname.lastname@example.org
I tried to submit my paper into Turnitin submission box for the first time, but I could not proceed. What went wrong?
I don't manage to submit a paper without checking the consent box although the paper should not be saved in the repository. I wonder, whether my paper is saved in the Turnitin student papers repository (comparison database) or not?
"Exception - User not found" notification prevents me to submit the paper. What can I do?
E-mail the notification to the teacher. Teacher can fix the issue.
Why does file upload into Moodle Turnitin submission box last so long (over 2 minutes)? It seems "frozen".
"Error in uploading" prevents me submitting a file. What went wrong?
Check that the file type is among the accepted ones: Check the accepted file types in Turnitin and other tips for solving the uploading error.
"There was an error trying to create the submission in Turnitin. Message: Your submission must contain 100 characters or more. | Code: 0"
There should not be more than one dot (the dot just before the file extension such as .pdf) in the file name
Questions and answers
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Student's consent is required although submissions are not saved in Turnitin student papers repository (while submitting in Moodle)
Students might find it confusing that they can not submit papers without checking the consent box even if submissions are not saved in the repository.
Papers are not saved in the repository by default. If you change this setting, inform students in Summary.
Some students can submit their papers fine, but some can not.
Teacher can enroll students manually in Submission Inbox > Enroll All Students.
There is no such option as "Institutional Repository" (Aalto University Repository) in the setting Store Student Papers any more.
If submitted papers need to be compared against each other, there is only one option, Standard Repository, to choose. This is a feature of Moodle-Turnitin integration version (Moodle Direct V1) we have in production in Aalto University at the moment. Turnitin Pilots were run in version Moodle Direct V2 which included two options for saving student papers: Institutional Repository (Aalto University Repository) and Standard Repository (global repository). "Institutional Repository" was seen as an option for papers including confidental information.
If submitted papers should be checked against each other, choose Standard Repository in Store Student Papers setting.If papers are considered confidental, "No Repository" can be chosen.