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MOB 3.0

2017 July Xth


What we’ve been working on...


  • The app is now available for iPhone
  • Improved discoverability of once hard-to-find features
  • Access to all instructor feedback in the document viewer
  • A huge style refresh!
  • Updates to QuickMark and bubble comments
  • Improved sorting in the assignment inbox


The app is now available for iPhone


Calling all iPhone users! Start submitting from the train, the bus, or wherever the mood takes you! We've got you covered!

We're always aiming to make submissions from your mobile device as effortless as possible, and what better than from an iPhone app? Yes, it's here! We've redesigned features in the document viewer to adapt across iPad to iPhone views.





Improved discoverability of once hard-to-find features


We've addressed several requests to reduce the number of steps involved to access features such as the attached rubric or grading form in the document viewer, as well as the ability to record and listen to voice comments, and access to assignment summary comments. By cutting down steps, this allows you to experience a more streamlined app.


Access to all instructor feedback in the document viewer




A huge style refresh!




Updates to QuickMark and bubble comments




Improved sorting in the assignment inbox





MOB 2.1.3

2017 February 8th


Fixed an issue with disappearing bubble comments

Oops! You told us that the text in your bubble comments disappeared after long-pressing or moving a bubble comment around the paper. We're sorry about that! Our engineers have fixed this pesky bug, so you can now grade with the complete confidence that your comments will stay put.

MOB 2.1.0

2017 January 10th


What we’ve been working on...


Simplified submissions


The Feedback Studio for iPad app now fits into any workflow! Use the share extension to submit from content development and storage apps like Google Docs, Pages, Dropbox, iCloud and more!


Step-by-step guidance for submitting via a third-party app is available here. Happy submitting!



Microphone improvements


Tap the microphone and let your students hear your feedback; the team threw in a couple fixes to voice comments to make your recording session solid.


Access code bug fixed


We wiped out a little bug that was trying to keep our users out; you can now be certain that users with access code logins won’t be ignored!


Improved class and assignment organization


On our quest for organization, the team spent time sorting and separating assignments and classes to make locating master classes and sections easier.



Additional bug fixes and improvements


As always, Turnitin engineers have been working hard to ensure that your Feedback Studio for iPad app works smoothly from start to finish. They've fixed bugs that may have been affecting your workflow and enhanced the performance of the app along the way.


MOB 2.0

2016 August 16th


What we’ve been working on...

Role switching


Feedback Studio for iPad now supports user role switching! Instructors can mark and grade student submissions and students can submit papers to assignments, as well as view instructor feedback all from inside one, multifunctional app.


Please note that, for all of instructor and student classes to appear in-app, you must be using the same email address for both roles.




Student submission capability


Students are now able to submit papers to assignments using the Feedback Studio for iPad app. The app allows students to select their paper from their iPad device, then upload the paper to Turnitin. The app provides students with the option to submit papers late or resubmit papers if the options have been enabled by their instructor.


Submissions made to or directly can be accessed in-app and vice versa.




Student review feedback, grades, rubrics, and similarity reports


Students can used Feedback Studio for iPad to view all feedback left by their instructor. Students have full access to their on-paper feedback and are even able to listen to their instructor's voice comments. Viewing assignment rubrics prior to submission and after grading is easy in-app, as well as interpreting a similarity report, which can be toggled on and off.

On-paper feedback: 



General instructor feedback: 



Streamlined account and class management, with improved instructor inbox


From Feedback Studio for iPad's freshly designed assignment inbox enables instructors to sort by name or by date submitted. The date in which each student has submitted their paper is clearly detailed, alongside the grade and point value awarded to each student (if graded). With the help of the red clock icon, instructors can now identify whether or not a paper was submitted late to an assignment.




Enhanced notification detail


Feedback Studio for iPad provides notifications to keep users up to date about any changes or issues in their Turnitin account. Tap the bell icon in the top right-hand corner of the app to access notifications. For any unread notifications, a red circle will appear alongside the notification icon.



New documentation


To help get you started with Feedback Studio for iPad 2.0, new documentation is available, providing step-by-step instructions for how to use all new and existing features. Visit for detailed guidance.


MOB 1.4.1

2015 October 8th


What we’ve been working on...


Data fetch sync improvements for small to medium sized classes

We’ve improved the performance for data upload, download, and syncing to present you with the option to download either a single paper or all papers at the same time.


If you opt to download all papers at the same time, you can set a download priority; users are now able to tap on any paper in the downloading queue to download them in the order selected. Alternatively, natural priority download will download papers according to their order in the Assignment Inbox.


Login/password improvements

Turnitin for iPad now updates to identify any incorrect or outdated credentials. If your password is changed while the app is linked to Turnitin, a pop-up box will appear advising of this change and will encourage you to correct the issue.Turnitin, a pop-up box will appear advising of this change and will encourage you to correct the issue.


Once your new password has been entered, you can continue working without interruption, and any unsynced data will be synced upon entry of the new password.



Removal of iOS 7 support  

Turnitin for iPad 1.4.1 does not support iOS 7. Please update your device to the most up to date iOS in order to use the newest version of Turnitin for iPad. iPads using iOS 8 will perform considerably better, especially for larger classes with larger assignments.


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