Answered By: Linda McKee
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2020     Views: 294

Acceptable file types will vary according to the Turnitin Assignment’s settings so if a student is having problems submitting we would always recommend they speak to their tutor or course administrator.


PowerPoint files are accepted with extensions  (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx, and .pps)


Turnitin converts a 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 3D be removed prior to submitting to Turnitin.


PowerPoint presentations can be submitted to Turnitin in their standard .ppt or .pptx format, but if the student needs the tutor to see any notes that they have added to slides they will need to change the file type and settings of their presentation prior to submission to PDF.


Preparing your presentation for submission

1.    Open your presentation

2.    Click File – Save as

3.    Click ‘Save as type’ and select PDF (.pdf)




  1. Click the ‘Options’ button



  1. In the ‘Publish options’ section, click the down arrow and select ‘Notes pages’.


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