Using a Turn-it-in Dropbox

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A Turnitin dropbox allows students to submit a paper and run an originality report to see if a paper contains plagiarism or similarities to other submitted work. Turnitin supports the writing process for students by enforcing good summarizing/synopsizing techniques and assists faculty in promoting academic integrity. To submit a paper;

  1. Find the Turnitin drop box under the Lessons tab and click the name of the drop box


  2. Click on the Submit button


  3. Fill out all relevant information and click Browse to select your file to upload, then click Upload
    NOTE: Recommended file types are .DOC and .DOCX. The file size limit is 20MB.


  4. Review your submission, then click Submit


  5. To see the report generated for your submission, click on go to portfolio


  6. Click on the colored meter that displays your originality results. The following page will give you detailed information.
    NOTE: The originality report may take up to 24 hours to be completed.

NOTE: Most originality reports are displayed in their respective Turnitin dropbox in 5 to 10 minutes. However, if the same paper is resubmitted, there is a mandatory 24 hour wait before the new originality report is displayed.

If you have any problems submitting an assignment to a Turnitin dropbox (.doc or .docx file only) please call Brian Snapp at (570) 941-4040 or between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:30PM EST Monday-Friday.

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