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  • New to Turnitin: Cloud Submit

    Cloud Submit allows users to submit files to Turnitin assignments from Google Drive™ and Dropbox—two of the most widely used document storage services.

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  • Turnitin for iPad is Here

    Complimentary and Complementary. No, it's not a lesson on grammar—it's Turnitin for iPad®.

    On Thursday, we introduced the new Turnitin for iPad app featuring your favorite feedback features from Turnitin available at your fingertips. The app, for instructor use only, is available as a free download on the App Store—that's the complimentary part.

    Turnitin for iPad is the perfect companion to the web version of Turnitin and LMS-integrated versions of Turnitin—that's the complementary part.

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  • 2012 Release Highlights

    Common Core Rubrics

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    Preloaded writing rubrics aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are now available to U.S. GradeMark users in K-12 schools and community colleges. Instructors can attach a rubric to any assignment to better convey their expectations to students, grade submitted work against the CCSS, provide critical feedback to support student success, and track student progress. The six rubrics were developed in conjunction with the English Professional Learning Council and include informative, argumentative, and narrative rubrics for grades 9/10 and 11/12.

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    Voice Comment

    Add a Voice Comment (Beta)

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    The ability for an instructor to leave a personal voice comment is a powerful tool for providing feedback to a student. With just a few clicks, instructors can quickly record a detailed message of up to 3 minutes in length and attach it to a paper. This new GradeMark feature is especially useful in disciplines with written assignments that are graded primarily on content vs. writing skills, such as science lab reports. Additionally, those who teach ELL students can more fully explain their feedback in more understandable terms.

     

    Students hear the content of the message, and, more importantly, the context of the feedback and tone of the instructor's voice.

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  • Time to Upgrade from Internet Explorer 7

    Turnitin will no longer support the Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser starting in January 2013. In order for us to continue improving Turnitin and offering features to help instructors improve student writing, our development team needs to make use of the capabilities in modern browsers. This is part of being a leading software-as-a-service.

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  • Common Core Grading Rubrics Now Available in Turnitin

    Turnitin has released six writing rubrics that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These new rubrics are available now in the Rubric Library if you are affiliated with a middle school, high school, or community college account in the United States. If you are not affiliated with these eligible schools, you can download the Common Core Rubric Pack (.zip) and import the .RBC files into your Rubric Library.

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  • Common Core State Standard Writing Rubrics in GradeMark

    20120814 cc rubricIn response to states' adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Turnitin will be releasing CCSS-aligned writing rubrics for grades 9-10 and 11-12. There will be a total of 6 rubrics altogether (2 each for Informative, Argumentative, and Narrative text types). These rubrics were developed for Turnitin by the English Professional Learning Council, a group of educators sponsored by and involving instructors primarily from Saddleback College and the Orange County Department of Education.

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  • Right-to-Left Submissions Now Supported in Turnitin

    We're excited to announce that Turnitin can now support paper submissions in right-to-left languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, and more) with the full functionality of Turnitin's Document Viewer. The Document Viewer allows you to view a fully-formatted paper that retains images, charts, tables, and columns. 

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  • Colored Highlights in GradeMark

    Turnitin recently added the ability to add colored highlights with comments to student papers in GradeMark. Instead of only a plain yellow highlighter, you can now choose from five colors—blue, green, yellow, pink, and purple.

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  • Discontinuing the Old GradeMark

    Turnitin users will no longer be able to access old version of GradeMark after July 23, 2012. If you are still using this earlier version, we recommend you switch to the current version of GradeMark as soon as possible.

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  • Downloadable Digital Receipts

    20120614 digitalreceiptIn response to user requests, Turnitin will be making changes to how students can access the digital receipts for their submissions. We plan to make these changes in August 2012. The following are the changes that will be included in the new digital receipt process:

    • The digital receipt will be downloadable as a PDF from the student's class homepage and from the document viewer—instructors will also be able to download this PDF digital receipt from the document viewer.
    • The new PDF version of the digital receipt will include the submission date and time.
    • The digital receipt that appears on the screen after the student has successfully submitted a paper will now include a message explaining how students can access this PDF version of the digital receipt for download and printing.
    • The email digital receipt that is sent to students will no longer include text from the submitted paper - the emailed receipt will contain a confirmation message and directions for how to access the new PDF digital receipt.
     

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