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There are two types of assignment you can be asked to submit in iLearn.  They are a Turnitin assignment and an iLearn assignment.

turnitin iconTurnitin assignment – Turnitin is an online text-matching software that compares submitted papers to databases of academic publications as well as other papers that have been submitted to Turnitin.

assignments iconiLearn assignment – An iLearn assignment is where you upload a file to the assignment link within iLearn.

How do I access a Turnitin assignment or an iLearn assignment?

To access an assignment, go to your iLearn unit and click on the Assignment or Turnitin link. You will find the link either within a week/topic or in the Activities block on the right-hand side.

How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?

There are two types of Turnitin assignments in iLearn. File upload is the most common. Below is a short description on how to make a submission for this type.

  1. Click on the Turnitin assignment link.
  2. An overview of instructions for the Turnitin assignment will be provided. Click Submit Paper.
    step 2 above
  3. Enter a Submission Title. Include your student number here unless otherwise specified by your lecturer.
  4. Assign a Part if the assignment has multiple parts.
  5. Click on the Add icon paper icon and Browse to select your file to upload.
  1. Tick the checkbox to agree to the conditions of submission.
  2. Click Add submission.
    steps 3 to 7 above
  3. The screen will now show that your assignment has been successfully submitted. You will also receive a confirmation email sent to your email address.Image of digital receipt
  4. Click Close in the top right corner.
    step 8 above

Depending on how your lecturer has set up the assignment, you may or may not be able to view your originality report or resubmit your paper multiple times. If your lecturer has allowed you to resubmit your paper, it will take 24 hours to generate your second originality report.

How do I access results and feedback from assignments?

You will be able to access your assignment results and feedback through the iLearn unit once the Turnitin assignment Post date has been reached. Click on the assignment link either in the week/topic or in the Activities block.


GradeMark is a product within Turnitin that allows teaching staff to grade and provide feedback for student assignments online. If your lecturer is using GradeMark to provide feedback on your assignment, you can access this under My Submissions within the Turnitin assignment.

  1. Click on the name of your submission to open the Turnitin document viewer.
    Turnitin document viewer
  2. Click on the Originality tab to view your originality report (if made available by your lecturer).
  3. Click on the GradeMark tab to view comments and other feedback from your lecturer.
  4. Hover your mouse over each of the blue quick marks to view the full comment.
  5. Your grade will appear in the top right hand corner.
  6. Click on the speech bubble to view general comments.
  7. Click to view comments list per page list icon.
  8. Click to view any marking rubrics if available marking rubrics icon.
    Grademark interface showing comments and marks
  9. To print/download your feedback click on the Print/Download icon in the bottom left corner.  Click Download PDF or current view for printing.  Click Open with Adobe Reader.  A PDF version of your assignment will appear containing all the listed comments.  Click on the print icon to print your assignment containing the feedback.

What file formats can I submit as an iLearn assignment?

All common file formats are generally acceptable i.e. DOC, PDF, RTF.

How do I submit an iLearn assignment?

Follow the steps below to make a submission:

  1. Click on the assignment link.
  2. Click on the Add submission button.
  3. Click Add and click on the Browse button to select the file you wish to submit or drop and drag the file to upload your file.
  4. Click Upload this file.
  5. Click Save changes. You have successfully submitted your assignment.

How do I access results and feedback from an iLearn assignment?

Once assignments have been assessed, you will be able to access your assignment results and feedback through the iLearn unit. In most cases you click on the assignment link either in the week/topic or in the activities block. However, depending on how the assignment has been set up you may receive an email notification that contains a link to the results so you can see results that way.


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