There are several ways to download the original file submitted by students to Turnitin. This guide will go through the process of downloading original student submissions individually and as a bulk download.

Access Turnitin

  1. From the Course menu select Assessment folder (or another folder where you created your Turnitin assignment).
  2. Click on the required submission link.

Download individual submissions

  1. Click on the 3 dots button below Options button to download the submitted paper.
  2. Select Download from the drop-down list.

download assignment

  1. Browse to the required location of where you would like to save a copy of the student assignment. 
  2. Enter a File name in the text-field.

the file name is highlighted

  1. Click on the Save button.

the save button is highlighted

Bulk download submissions

  1. Click on the Download button.
  2. Select from the 5 available options.


  1. The following pop-up message will be displayed.

download pop-up

  1. You will be able to see when the download is complete in Turnitin Notifications tab.
  2. Click on the file name to save it on your computer.

download complete

  1. When the file is saved, click on it in the File Explorer to select it.
  2. Right-click on the file and select Extract All... from the drop-down list.

the extract all option is highlighted

  1. Click on the Extract button.

the extract button is highlighted

  1. The files will be extracted into a folder in the same location as the zip file.