Turnitin helps Kaiako and students assess the originality of work and ensure the proper citation of references by comparing students’ electronic documents to a variety of online sources and to the Turnitin database. 

The software then creates an “originality report” that rates submitted documents and highlights text that appears in its databases or elsewhere on the Internet

Note: Awanuiārangi protects students’ intellectual property by storing all course papers in a dedicated Awanuiārangi database. This database is not searchable by other schools that may subscribe to Turnitin. Only Awanuiārangi faculty can search our student papers and only for the purpose of grading course assignments.

Open your Turnitin Assignment 2 activity by clicking the link found in the main section of the course page (middle) 

OR Activities block (right side) - select Turnitin Assignments then click the Name of the Turnitin activity.

Or Course Index (left side) - select activity from Course menu.

Click Submit paper

Submission Title- name submission

Declaration - Tick the check box to acknowledge declaration

File to submit - click on the File icon

File location - select location of the file

Choose file - click Choose file, then locate the required file, click Open to start upload process

Upload this file - upload the file to submission portal

Click Add Submission

The upload of your submission will begin.

You will receive a digital receipt when the upload is complete. Click on the window to exit screen.


The Similarity report will be generated. Here the report match percentage is 100%

Interpreting the Similarity Report - below is the key for the similarity percentage. For more information on Interpreting the Similarity Report click here.

Viewing Similarity Matches - click the Submission Title to view the report in detail. For more information on Viewing Similarity Matches click here.

The Feedback Studio will display the Highlighted Text in the main panel and the Insight Panel to the right.
Insight Panel - listed options

Active Layers 

Instructor Feedback

Match Overview - click the number to view the Match Overview.


All Sources - a list of all sources for matches.

Filters and Settings - select filters such as Exclude Quotes, Exclude Bibliography, and Exclude sources that are less 25 words etc.

Download - select from the options; Current View, Digital Receipt, or Originally Submitted File.

Info - submission details such as Submission ID, Submission count and File Extension.

Note 2: This helpfile is accurate when the assignment is both [1] evaluated by the Kaiako and [2] verified by the Turnitin feature. 

Note 3: Some Kaiako may use Turnitin solely for [1] checking Similarity only. In such instances, Tauira will only need to upload their document. Turnitin will then provide a similarity score report which Tauira can view.