Downloading files submitted to Turnitin

It is possible to download files submitted to a Turnitin assignment.  Note that if anonymous marking is turned on for an assignment, the downloaded files will not contain any identifiable information to link the files to the author (unless the author has put any such information in the body of the file itself).

An issue has been found where batch downloading submissions using Internet Explorer is not possible.  Until this issue is resolved use Firefox or Chrome.

How to install Chrome

How to install Firefox

Access Control Panel

Access Control Panel

1. From your course’s Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and click on TurnitinUK Assignments.

Locate TurnitinUK Assignment

Locate TurnitinUK Assignment

2. Click on the name of the Turnitin Assignment for which you want to download submissions.

Select submissions to download

Select submissions to download

3. Using the tick boxes, select the submissions you want to download. You can either select individual assignments, or you can click the very top box to select all assignments.  Whether you are downloading a single submission or multiple submissions, Turnitin will create and download a zip file containing the selected file(s).

4.  Click on Download.

Select which format you want to download

Select Original File

5.  If you want to download the files which were submitted, choose ‘Original File’, or ‘Original File as PDF’ if you want the file to be downloaded as a PDF (this will take longer than downloading the original file types).  If you want to download GradeMarked papers for the selected submissions, choose GradeMark Paper.



6. You may see a pop up window asking if you want to continue. Click OK.

Your files are being compressed…

Choose Format

7. Your files will now be prepared and zipped ready for download.  When the files are ready to download, you will receive a new message in your Turnitin messages area (see below).



8.  Keep an eye on ‘Messages’ in the top right hand corner of your Turnitin inbox.  When you see a new message, click on Messages.

Save Link As…

Save Link As...

9. Right click on the new file which is ready for download (you can see which one it is by checking the date).  Having right clicked on the link, you should select Save link as… which will allow you to select a download location for your zip file. This zip file will contain all of the files you have selected for download.

Note that some browsers may have slightly different wording for ‘save link as…’.  The above screenshot is taken using Google Chrome.