This biennial event will take place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne from 16 to 18 June 2014.
The keynote speakers are:
- Dan Ariely – Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Economics at Duke University
- Adrian Slater – Solicitor and Head of Legal Services at the University of Leeds
- Tricia Bertram Gallant – Academic Integrity Coordinator at the University of California
- Will Murray – Senior Vice President Product and International at Turnitin.
The call for papers, posters and workshops is now open. Early bird conference registration closes on 31 March 2014.
In early January Turnitin will be making two small changes that may impact workflow for instructors and students.
First, the sign in fields will be removed from the top of the submit.ac.uk website, and replaced with a Log In button. After clicking the new Log In button you will go to a login page to enter your credentials. Learn more about it.
The submission workflow will be modified to cater for new file types. Turnitin’s accepted file types now include files that may have little or no text (such as PowerPoint presentations). After uploading a file, a processing screen will be shown briefly, followed by a formatted image preview of the file. Then the user will confirm the submission and be shown a digital receipt. Learn more about it.
Please see the announcement below from TurnitinUSA about scheduled Turnitin maintenance time on Saturday 21 December. Being out of term time and close to Christmas, it should hopefully not affect use of Turnitin at Oxford University.
“Turnitin service may be intermittently unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, December 21st, 2013, from 7 to 11 AM U.S. Pacific Time (click for local time). An announcement will appear for users within Turnitin in advance of when the system will be unavailable for this scheduled maintenance.
Instructors are encouraged to modify assignment due dates either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window.
Thank you for working with us as we improve Turnitin.
The Turnitin Team
Turnitin now accepts PowerPoint files, so that student presentations can be checked for similarity and tutors can provide feedback and comments using GradeMark.
See the Turnitin Academy newsletter: Submit & Evaluate Powerpoint.
The newsletter also proposes a workflow for efficiently evaluating live presentations.
Further good news for Turnitin users is that the Originality Report download is now in colour – an enhancement that has been requested amongst the Turnitin community for a long time.
Contact IT Services for more information on the use of Turnitin, GradeMark and PeerMark: email@example.com
What is GradeMark?
GradeMark is part of the Turnitin suite of software. GradeMark enables electronic marking and comments on a student’s piece of work, including audio comments and the use of rubrics.
Turnitin’s interactive GradeMark tutorial allows the user to try out inserting comments, quick marks and audio comments on a sample document. When you activate the tutorial link below, scroll down in the document that will appear in the left-hand panel to find out what to do next. Try out all its features…
GradeMark interactive tutorial (from turnitin.com)
Oxford University – useful links:
1. Powerpoint ‘present’ from Turnitin
If your students are going to demonstrate what they have learnt this term via a PowerPoint presentation, Turnitin now accepts PowerPoint files. The text on the slides can be checked for similarity with electronic materials on the massive worldwide Turnitin repositories. The text and images are available in the Document Viewer for you to evaluate and provide feedback to students in the form of comments and voice comments. Check Turnitin Academy for more information and the ‘gift’ of a proposed workflow.
2. iPad app from Turnitin
On the ski slopes or somewhere warmer this holiday season, you can mark your students’ essays on your iPad using Turnitin’s new app, which enables both originality checking and electronic marking. Have a look at the great natural settings on view on their simulated iPad and watch a demo video at Turnitin.com.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Turnitin ran a series of webcasts on various aspects of student feedback during the recent Student Success Week:
- The state of feedback under the Common Core
- Practical presence: giving interactive, formative feedback in online learning
- Organic feedback: growing through consistent adjustments
- Aligned assessments: Effective formative assessments to meet common core standards
- Data-driven decisions: using rubrics for programmatic assessments
Recordings of the webcasts are available on the Turnitin website: List of Webcasts
The latest Turnitin newsletter includes the following articles. Click on the newsletter link to go to the webpage and scroll down to find these links:
This issue of the Turnitin newsletter concentrates on using GradeMark (part of the Turnitin Originality Checking suite), to mark student work electronically and provide comments and feedback.
There is also an item on getting started with Turnitin for iPad, as well as details of forthcoming events and webinars.
This issue of the Turnitin newsletter focuses on ways in which to gain student attention and encourage them to engage with their writing and learning.
Watch webcasts on the following topics:
- Engaging students in socially and linguistically divers classrooms
- Engaging the online learner
- Online tools to improve student retention and success
- Defending the blending: the benefits of the blended classroom
The newsletter contains links to further noteworthy items (such as “Grade anywhere on Turnitin for iPad”), events and webinars.