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Submitting scanned images

It is sometimes necessary to include a scanned image in an assignment, for example if you want to include a picture of a model or a display or a poster you’ve created.

If your entire document is an image file, this cannot be read by Turnitin, irrespective of whether there is text in the image or not, or whether you save it as a pdf or not. While we can distinguish the text within the image, software can’t and the file will be rejected by Turnitin. If you are submitting to a Turnitin assignment in a Blackboard module, this means that your work is not submitted.

To include an image in an assignment there are a number of options and you should check which is acceptable with your module tutor

1. use a Word document; include some text on the first page, for example, the title of the assessment, or a completed cover sheet; add the images you want to the Word file as Insert > Picture, give them captions to identify them. Save the document and submit it.

2. use a PowerPoint document; use the first slide to include text, eg the title of the assignment or a completed cover sheet using Insert> Object> Select from file and browse for the document. Add the images you want as subsequent slides. Save the document and submit it.