Delete a student’s submission from Turnitin LTI

Sometimes you may have to delete the file that a student has submitted from the Turnitin Assignment Inbox. assignment.

  • If a student accidentally submits the wrong file, you will need to delete their first attempt to allow the student to upload the correct version.
  • If they submit to the wrong assignment, you will need to request that it is permanently deleted to prevent it being compared against itself when submitted to the correct assignment.


  1. Log into Blackboard and navigate to the submission link in your module.
  2. Click on the submission link to open the Assignment Inbox.
  3. Locate the paper you wish to delete.
    If anonymous marking is enabled: you will not see the student names and so you will need the Paper ID of the submission. The student can find this in their Turnitin receipt.
  4. In the row containing the paper you wish to delete, click the ellipsis to open the Options drop-down menu. You will see two options:
    • Remove From Inbox – Allows the student to submit again but leaves the originally submitted file in the Turnitin database.
    • Request permanent deletion – Sends a request to Aston’s Turnitin administrator to delete the submission from the Turnitin database, preventing future matches against it in the Originality Report. Use this option if the student has submitted a piece of work to the wrong assignment – i.e. to prevent it being compared against itself.
      Permanant deletion requests are actioned on the Turnitin administrator’s first working day of the month. If you need a paper deleted prior to that, email and include the paper ID in question.
  5. When the student returns to the submission link there will be no submission and they will be able to submit again.

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