Thursday, 9 February 2023, 10:04 PM
Site: Unitec Online
Course: Guide to Moodle (Guide to Moodle)
Glossary: Guide to Moodle
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Turnitin file formats

To submit a paper to Turnitin, your paper must meet our requirements.  

Turnitin will currently accept the following file types to generate Originality Reports: 

  • Microsoft Word® (.doc / .docx)1
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt)2
  • Google Docs via Google Drive™ (.gdoc files are NOT acceptable)3
  • WordPerfect®  (.wpd)
  • PostScript (.ps/.eps)
  • Adobe® PDF4
  • Microsoft PowerPoint® (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, and .pps)5
  • Microsoft Excel® (.xls and .xlsx)6
  • HTML 
  • Rich text format (.rtf) 
  • Plain text (.txt)
  • Hangul Word Processor file (.hwp)

The paper being submitted must contain more than 20 words, must be under 20MB (or approximately one million characters), must not exceed 200 pages in length, and must not contain spaces in between every letter (l i k e  t h i s). 

Please note that we do not support:

  • Microsoft® Works (.wps) file types.
  • Apple Pages file types.
  • Spreadsheets created outside of Microsoft Excel (i.e. .ods).
  • GDOC files (.gdoc) which are just links to online Google Document files, but don't actually contain text or the document's content. Google Drive must be used to upload Google Docs.
  • Prezi Presentations
  • M-Files (.m format)

Therefore, if an unsupported word processor is being used, you may need to save the file as a TXT or RTF file in order to upload to Turnitin.

If a file format issue is occurring, please re-open the file in a word processor, and save the file again using the "save as" function and choosing a different format from the file type pull down menu (try RTF or TXT as they are the most "safe"). Occasionally content in document headers and footers can prevent a file from being accepted by the Turnitin service. If you encounter issues uploading a document that contains headers and footers, editing or removing the content may resolve the issue.

Footnotes: 

  1. Microsoft Word: We do not accept Microsoft Word 2007 macros-enabled (.docm) files (we do accept the standard .docx files). Whatever macro is encoded in the file is stripped away when submitted to Turnitin. For example, when using a "letter replacement macro," we strip the macro from the Wordfile, and whatever characters the student originally had in the file will appear (i.e. "a~"). Also, we do NOT accept password protected files.
  2. Open Office Text: Turnitin will not accept .odt files created and downloaded from Google Docs online. Turnitin will not accept ".doc" files created using OpenOffice since OpenOffice ".doc" files are not 100% Microsoft Word equivalent.
  3. Google Docs: GDOC files (*.gdoc) which are just links to online Google Document files, but don't actually contain text or the document's content are not supported. Google Drive must be used to upload Google Docs.
  4. Adobe® PDF: Turnitin will not accept PDF image files, forms, or portfolios. PDF files which do not contain highlightable text (e.g., a "scanned" file, which is often simply a picture of text) are unacceptable. PDF portfolio documents containing multiple files are not supported. 
  5. Microsoft PowerPoint: It is possible to submit PowerPoint files. Turnitin converts the PowerPoint slide deck into a static PDF, leaving all text and images in their original format but leaving out features such as presenter notes, embedded video, and animations. Text with visual effects is not supported, and it is recommended that any visual effects such as shadows and 3-D be removed prior to submitting to Turnitin
  6. Microsoft Excel: The version of the file that can be viewed in the Document Viewer will look the same as it would if the Excel file had been saved as a PDF and submitted to Turnitin. We highly recommend that users pay attention to the image preview provided in the single file submission to verify that the file is presented in an acceptable manner.  Users can adjust the way the file looks by editing the page setup and print area settings for the file prior to saving it and submitting it to Turnitin.  

Typing Māori easily

If you are using Mac

If you are using Windows

  • make sure you have the Maori keyboard installed (Unitec Managed builds will have this - talk to IMS)
  • in your task bar click the little keyboard icon and switch to Maori keyboard mode
  • type ` (usually to the left of the 1 on your keyboard) followed directly by the vowel and it will become one with a macron
  • when you are done make sure to return to US keyboard mode
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Update profile (my profile)

You can find your profile by clicking on your user picture in the top right.

This is what other users on the site see when they click on your name. You can add more details and a description, and upload a user picture.

1. From the drop-down menu at the top-right corner, click on 'Profile':

Profile


2. Click on the link 'Edit profile':



3. Click the ? next to some fields to see what these settings do

4. Upload a user picture from your computer

5. Click the "Update profile" button at the very bottom

Upload a big file

We cannot recommend moodle for submissions of files of this size, file submission data is stored in the moodle database which is both very expensive and limited. This is in addition to potentially causing problems for the server when uploading and downloading files of this size

Our recommendation is that students share their files with you using OneDrive, this is a Microsoft service provided for students by Unitec, unlike moodle it is intended for file storage and sharing.

  1. Go to myportal.unitec.ac.nz in your browser.
  2. Sign in with your Unitec login and password details, students should use smithj07@myunitec.ac.nz format for their login.
  3. Click the blue and white “grid” icon in the top left (also known as the “waffle”).
  4. Once OneDrive loads in a new tab, you can drag files into the area where it says “Drag files here to upload”.
  5. Once uploaded right click on the file and select Share.
  6. Here you have a number of options about how to share your file, the easiest (but least secure) is to click “Copy Link” and paste that into an email to your lecturer.


    Alternatively click on the drop down and untick the box that says allow editing, then Apply, then “Copy Link”.



    There are also options for sharing for specific people, which is recommended for more security. But I will let you explore those options once you gain familiarity with sharing using the above steps.

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Why am I not getting emails from Moodle?

If you are a teacher, but your Moodle profile email is not the one you are using now, then you should change it to the right one. 

If you are a student, our Moodle updates your profile every day according to your Unitec Student Portal data. you should NOT change your email in Moodle, because of the change will be overwritten by PeopleSoft overnight. So please change your email here: 

https://myportal.unitec.ac.nz/welcome, then wait for the next day to see your Moodle email updated.

If it is the right email but you didn’t get any email from Moodle, they might land into your Junk mails or Spam folder. Follow the link below to the guide of how to tame Gmail. Hotmail and other Email Apps should be similar.

https://moodle.unitec.ac.nz/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=595

Another possibility (unlikely) is that you had turned off the Moodle notification at some stage. Follow the link below to the guide of how to turn it back on:

https://moodle.unitec.ac.nz/mod/glossary/showentry.php?eid=572