Tech’ top tips – #9. TurnItIn – the receipt is key

This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT).

When submitting coursework to TurnItIn it is imperative that the digital receipt is obtained before closing the web browser.

The TurnItIn Digital Receipt

It can appear that submissions are complete once the file has been uploaded but there is a ‘Confirm’ button that finalises the submission and generates the digital receipt.

Confirming the submission

The digital receipt will be displayed on screen and emailed to the student DMU email address – if the digital receipt is not delivered once the submission is confirmed please contact ITMS at

Students who are unable to provide a digital receipt risk being marked as a late submission as the digital receipt is the only proof of submission when TurnItIn is used to submit coursework.