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Turnitin FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about using Turnitin.

Very important:

  • You need to have a valid CUNY email in Blackboard in order to submit your paper to Turnitin. To find out if you have a CUNY email in Blackboard, check out this tutorial: Setting up your Blackboard.
  • Do not include special characters in the filename of your paper.  It can cause that your professor is not able to see your paper.
  • Use a desktop or laptop computer, do not use a phone, to submit assignments. Turnitin does not support phones with which successful submissions cannot be guaranteed.

Note: if you see this icon Turnitin assignment icon, it is a Turnitin assignment. Follow the steps below to submit.

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