How do I delete Turnitin assignments submitted in error?

Students can sometimes submit to Turnitin incorrectly or accidentally which can affect their similarity score when this is corrected. This means tutors will often need to request for the assignment to be deleted from the Turnitin Repository. 

Please use the instructions below to request permanent deletion: 

Important: Once the deletion is confirmed, after 30 days it will no longer be retrievable. If you need to retrieve it before this time, contact the IT service desk via phone on 0114 225 3333 (option 2).

Step 1: Logging into Turnitin 

You should receive an email from Turnitin with a link to reset your password, if you miss the 24 hour deadline, please request the reset again. 

  • Click the link in the email to reset your password
  • Enter a new password and click ‘Next'
  • Click ‘Log in’ 
  • Enter your Email Address and Password to log in. 
  • Set up a secret question and click submit. 

You will be taken to the home page of Turnitin. 

Step 2: Requesting the Assignment Deletion

  • On your Turnitin homepage, click into the module title where the assignment you wish to delete is held. 
  • Find the Tii Assignment title and click ‘View

Screen capture of Turnitin interface showing location of 'view' button

  • Tick the checkbox next to the assignment you wish to delete
  • On the options that appear above the assignments, click ‘Delete’ 
  • Click ‘Request permanent deletion

screen capture of Turnitin interface showing 'delete' button

  • Read the warning shown and click ‘Continue’ 
  • Select the reason for deletion and click ‘Continue’ 
  • Review the confirmation information and type the word ‘DELETE’ in the box and click ‘Confirm’ 

The request will be sent to the Turnitin Administrator to confirm deletion. 

The request will be progressed within 3 working days. Once processed, the assignment will disappear from the Assignment inbox on your module site and show the student has not submitted. 

Please note, there is no confirmation email for this process. 

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