Accepted TurnItIn File Types

In order for instructors to view and grade Critical Thinking and Portfolio assignments, a TurnItIn report must be generated.  A TurnItIn report is automatically generated when you submit the appropriate file type. 

Here is a list of file types that are compatible with TurnItIn:

  • Microsoft Word® (.doc/.docx)
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt)
  • WordPerfect®  (.wpd)
  • PostScript (.ps/.eps)
  • HTML
  • Hangul Word Processor file (.hwp)
  • Microsoft Excel® (.xls and .xlsx)
  • Rich text format (.rtf)
  • Plain text (.txt)
  • Google Docs via Google Drive™
  • Adobe® PDF
  • Microsoft PowerPoint® (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, and .pps) 
    • presenter notes, embedded video, and animations not included.

The following file types will not generate the report an instructor needs to grade your assignment. Please do not submit the following file types:

  •  Password protected files
  • Microsoft® Works (.wps) files
  • Microsoft Word 2007 macros-enabled .docm files
  • OpenOffice Text (.odt) files created and downloaded from Google Docs online
  • Document (.doc) files created using OpenOffice, as they are    not 100% Microsoft Word equivalent
  • Apple Pages
  • Spreadsheets created outside of Microsoft Excel (i.e. .ods)
  • Text with visual effects
  • Less than 40mb
  • Less than 20 words
  • More than 400 pages