Changes to TurnItIn for next year

The Learn interface to TurnItIn is changing next year.  When the new edition of Learn is released on July 22nd, all TurnItIn assignments will need to be re-created for the new session.  This is no different from previous years, although the software will look slightly different (see: Changes to Turnitin ). A six-slide PowerPoint presentation is availableRead more

TurnItIn for any assignment

TurnItIn have recently announced their Grade Anything initiative, which allows the system to accept files of any type for evaluation.  Obviously the text-matching will only work with files containing text.  However the GradeMark online marking tool is now applicable for a much wider variety of student coursework, as is demonstrated on their video clips . Don’tRead more

TurnItIn shifts focus

The September TurnItIn UK User Group meeting was hosted by Leeds Uni this year. It followed the usual format of a position statement by the host, an overview of the development roadmap and case studies from users. There are big changes under way at TurnItIn, in response to a massive increase in the demand forRead more

TurnItIn UK User group meeting

This was at the Senate House, London  on February 15th and was attended by 110 delegates representing over 90 different user institutions. There was a groundswell of disgruntlement over TII’s failures in 2012: at peak times, the service had failed completely on two occasions. Looking past the spin that was being put on the situation (“There wasRead more

Ephorus – an alternative to Turnitin for originality checking

I blogged on Ephorus last summer when we tested it as a potential solution to the issue of students submitting plagiarised coursework in languages other than English. In our (non-systematic) testing, it looked as if Ephorus might outperform Turnitin in this specific area. We’ve now subscribed to the service and it is integrated into LearnRead more

Electronic Assessment Management group

Many institutions, including Loughborough, are looking at policies around online submission, marking and feedback. Some have already moved to a policy of 100% online submission. Following a recent exchange about this on the national Heads of E-learning Forum (HELF), a new Electronic Assessment Management SIG has been set up, membership of which is open to allRead more