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Feedback Studio Document Viewer Release Notes

2018 April 10th

 

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Fixes and enhancements

 


font-awesome_4-7-0_paper-plane_256_0_0c78cf_none.png Papers now load faster in Feedback Studio
  We received several reports from users who were experiencing a slow wait time when accessing Feedback Studio. Papers took longer to load and scrolling was delayed, resulting in a difficult grading experience. To mitigate these problems, we’ve made adjustments to how documents load and display. Feedback Studio is back to normal!

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font-awesome_4-7-0_commenting_256_0_0c78cf_none (1).png View E-rater marks in current view downloads
 

Downloading the ‘current view’ of Feedback Studio provides a PDF containing elements from a paper’s active layers (similarity, grading, or E-rater®). When the E-rater® layer was enabled, E-rater® marks failed to appear in the current-view download. We’ve fixed this!
 

Now, you should see all automatically-generated marks on your downloaded paper, just like you would see QuickMarks or Bubble comments if the grading layer was been enabled. 
 

2018 April 6th

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Fixes and enhancements

 


foundation-icon-fonts_2015-02-16_social-adobe_256_0_0c78cf_none.png A new message for when Adobe Flash Player needs to be enabled
 

Most browsers come with Adobe Flash Player already installed, but there are a few that don’t. It’s also possible that your browser can have it turned off for most websites by default. Browsers do this to help protect your security and privacy. We only use flash player so we can access your microphone during the recording of a voice comment. 

 

Don’t worry if you don’t know what your browser's default behavior is. We’ve added an extra message to let you know if Adobe Flash Player hasn’t already been enabled. 

2018 April 3rd

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Fixes and enhancements

 


image.png Rubrics will duplicate and update without error
  Tried to duplicate a rubric recently? Tried to duplicate a rubric recently? If you've stumbled across a 'Save Error', don't worry! We've noticed this error occurring and a fix has been applied. You may have seen this message when duplicating or editing a rubric, then saving.

2018 March 27th

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Fixes and enhancements

 


QuickMark icon.png QuickMarks now open immediately after selection
  SlowMarks? Not anymore! You told us that your QuickMarks required several clicks or taps before they would successfully open. In some cases, a selected QuickMark would move across the page rather than open. Understanding the frustration that this has caused during busy marking periods, this has now been resolved. Just one click or tap will open your QuickMark.

 

2018 March 23rd

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Fixes and enhancements

 


material-icons_3-0-1_directions-run_256_0_0c78cf_none.png  Documents in Feedback Studio load faster
  A small number of users had reported that the higher resolution PDF format we now use to display documents was loading slowly for them. We've worked with our content delivery network (CDN) provider to improve how a document travels between our servers and your computer. The result? Large documents should load much faster, and other documents will load without delay.  

 

2018 March 20th

 

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iconic_1-1-1_text_30_0_3f78c2_none.png We've made access to the text-only Similarity Report extra easy!
 

Been finding it difficult to access the text-only version of a Similarity Report? Us, too. Thankfully, it's now much easier to find! Simply select Text-only Report from the bottom of the document viewer, and we'll take you straight to it.

 

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Fixes and enhancements

 


Rubric_icon.png Any changes made to a duplicate rubric are now always saved
 

After duplicating a rubric and making changes to the duplicate, the changes weren't saved after refreshing the document viewer. We've resolved this! Now, we'll save all changes to - not just a duplicate rubric - any rubric!

 

2018 March 15th

 

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Higher resolution in Feedback Studio as papers are now displayed in PDF format
 

Who wants a higher resolution in Feedback Studio? You do! Put your reading spectacles away because you shouted and we listened.

We're very pleased to announce that Feedback Studio has made the move from PNG to PDF. Now, all submitted papers are both displayed and stored in PDF format. Moving away from PNG offers the huge benefit of papers being much clearer and, therefore, easier to read! This update addresses a long-standing customer desire and we're excited that it's finally here.

 

2018 March 3rd

 

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Fixes and enhancements

 


Rubric_icon.png Historical Analysis Rubrics in Feedback Studio (North America K-12 schools only)
 

We are excited to introduce two new rubrics for our North America K-12 customers. These rubrics are designed to support teachers of the social sciences. 
 

The rubrics:

  • Align with the College, Careers, and Civic Life standards (C3)
  • Align with the ELA writing standards at the national and state levels, including Common Core
  • Use common academic language and performance expectations for writing across disciplines

 

You'll find these new rubrics in the Revision Assistant list in the rubric library. If you're actively using Revision Assistant and Feedback Studio together, you can now promote consistency in the classroom by adopting the same rubrics. Read more.

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Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 2.30.10 PM.png New genre-based QuickMark sets in Feedback Studio
 

Complimenting our new Historical Analysis Rubrics, we are also adding ten new genre-based, grade level, QuickMark sets. We have designed them for use with our new rubrics but you can just as easily use them in conjunction with the rubrics added in our 1802 release

 

 

In these QuickMark sets, you'll find comments that are constructive and positive to help support formative feedback that is targeted, and actionable. Unlike the new Rubrics, they are available to all North America customers. Read more.

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2018 January 16th

 

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What's new

 


Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 2.41.33 PM.png Instant Similarity Reports for up to three resubmissions
 

 

Phase one of our improvements to Turnitin Feedback Studio saw students gain immediate access to their ETS e-rater® feedback; now, Feedback Studio allows students to view their Similarity Report results immediately! 

 

Students can now view their initial Similarity Report, then revise and resubmit their work up to three times, without having to wait 24 hours for an updated report. After three resubmissions have been made, the 24-hour report generation wait time will be restored. Instantaneous similarity results give students the formative support they need to master paraphrasing and citation conventions efficiently. Read more.

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This feature is only available if resubmissions are enabled for an assignment.

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Rubric_icon.png Genre-specific rubrics in Feedback Studio
 

 

Revision Assistant's genre-specific rubrics are now available in Feedback Studio, designed with 6th - 12th graders in mind! K-12 instructors can assign new rubrics to their assignments to help their students master the art of argumentative, narrative, informative, and analytical writing. If you're actively using Revision Assistant and Feedback Studio together, you can now promote consistency in the classroom by adopting the same rubrics. Read more.

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Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 2.30.10 PM.png K-12 QuickMark sets in Feedback Studio
 

 

QuickMarks are Turnitin's most popular feedback tool among Feedback Studio instructors! But in finding that many of our default QuickMark sets failed to address the needs of our K-12 instructors and students, we've added two new sets to the Feedback Studio collection. Our new drag-and-drop (and customizable!) comments will help instructors help their students to engage in revision, save time, and more importantly, achieve learning outcomes. Read more.

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