TurnItIn assignments on Learn

If you used a TurnItIn assignment activity in one of your modules last year, you will find that there is a copy of it in your 2012 module on Learn. The copy will not work. It was set up with the 2011 class list and will generate an error if you try to re-use itRead more

Initial Trials of Ephorus

This is a Dutch software app which claims to do much the same as TurnItIn (TII), only cheaper. A trial was set up whereby 20 files which had already been passed through TII were put through a demo version of Ephorus. The results: • The Ephorus demo account that was being used only checks againstRead more

TurnItIn UK User Group

Manchester, 21/9/11 This was attended by 91 users, many from UK HE, but including schools, colleges and exam boards. A straw poll indicated a roughly 50:50 split between those institutions using Originality Checking as a formative tool for the iterative refinement of coursework (mainly new universities and colleges) and those using it as a summativeRead more

"I can't see myself going back to paper marking"

In this post (reproduced from our Summer 2011 “E-learning Innovations” staff newsletter), Ben Halkon (Wolfson School) talks about his use of the GradeMark online marking tool in Turnitin. I didn’t want the hassle of having to manage a pile of paper marking, and the integration with the Originality Reporting from TurnItIn was useful, so I optedRead more

Plagiarism goes Social

A recent study by TurnItIn looked at the sources of 110 million content matches over 40 million submissions, and found: 33% of matching text came from Social Networking sites, content sharing sites or question-and-answer sites 25% of matching text came from educational sites 15% of matching text came from cheat sites, and 7% of matchingRead more

Turnitin update

Bryan reports that yesterday (Tuesday 3rd May) saw very heavy usage of TurnItIn which led to volume-related problems, including students being unable to upload assignments to a TurnItIn Assignment activity.  The problem was acknowledged by TurnItIn UK, who say it has been resolved.  However it may be prudent for academic colleagues not to set submission deadlines at periodsRead more

TurnItIn UK User group

TurnItIn UK User Group, 3/2/11, Aston University Bryan Dawson  This is a six-monthly event for TurnItIn (TII) Administrators and power users.  The system continues to grow, with over ½ million submissions per month to the system in the last quarter of 2010.  The UK branch of iParadigms (the U.S. company that built TurnItIn) now hasRead more

Setting submission dates for TurnItIn assignments

On the Summary screen (the first of 4 tabs the tutor sees when they click the link to the assignment) there is a pencil icon.  Clicking this allows editing of the dates and times.  You then need to click the tick icon (which replaces the pencil) to confirm the changes. The graphic above shows theRead more

A new way to access TurnItIn

After almost a year’s development, we now have an alternative way to submit coursework files to the TurnItIn UK plagiarism checking service.  Learn has a new TurnItIn Assignment activity in which: Students  submit their coursework by uploading to a TurnItIn Assignment activity Learn stores a local copy and also automatically sends a copy for checkingRead more

Changes at TurnItIn UK

We are now into our sixth year of using the TurnItIn service, and there are several changes to the service for the new year. From September 4th, registered users (who already have logins and passwords for the service) will see a new interface to the service when the visit the website.  The changes aim atRead more

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