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1814

2018 April 28th

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What's new

 


QuickMark icon.png Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Spectrum QuickMarks
  Is it plagiarism if I copy from myself? Our new QuickMark sets help you to teach your students about fundamental aspects of academic integrity and help them to identify problem areas in their paper.

You'll find 28 new QuickMarks magically added your account the next time you log in to Turnitin. Want to know more? Check out our preview page for a sneak peek!

 

1813

2018 April 3rd

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Fixes and enhancements

 


font-awesome_4-7-0_globe_256_0_0c78cf_none.png German emails now appear in German
  One of the emails we send to our German users was being sent in Italian. Assuming not all of our users are polygots, we've found where things were getting lost in translation and fixed it. 
font-awesome_4-7-0_globe_256_0_0c78cf_none.png Course expiry message now displays in your chosen language
  Before a course expires, Turnitin shows you a notification as a reminder. Unfortunately, the expiry notification could appear in a language that wasn't the one set by the user. Google Translate no more! This bug has been fixed and any messages we show you will be in your chosen language. 
Rubric_icon.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.

1812

2018 March 27th

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1811

2018 March 20th

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1810

2018 March 15th

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1809

2018 March 3rd

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Fixes and enhancements

 


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Administrator stats are now accessible from within the Rubric/Form Library tab or QuickMark Library tab

  If you are an admin for a sub-account, but not an admin of the parent account, clicking on the Stats tab while in the Rubric/Form Library or QuickMark Library would cause a 404 page to appear.

We’ve fixed this bug, and all user types should be able to navigate between tabs without running into any more error pages.

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Account modify page is now fully translated

  We’re sorry, something got lost in translation… quite literally! When changing account repository settings, the ‘more info’ link was not translated despite it also appearing several other times on the page.

We’ve managed to track this one down, and all of the account modify page will appear in your chosen language. 

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Rubric_icon.png Genre-specific rubrics in Feedback Studio
 

 

  • Support teachers in social sciences
  • Aligned to the College, Careers, and Civic Life standards (C3)
  • Aligned to ELA writing standards at the national and state levels, including Common Core
  • Common academic language and performance expectations for writing across disciplines

 

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 ten 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.

1808

2018 February 26th

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Backend bug fixes and performance improvements

 


1807

2018 February 13th

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Backend bug fixes and performance improvements

 


1806

2018 February 7th

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Fixes and enhancements

 


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Removal of the Peer Review tab (students)

  Following on from the change we made in our 1804 release, we've also removed the 'Peer Review' tab from the student view of Turnitin. As a quick recap, this tab was a relic from a very old version of Turnitin that has long since been superseded by PeerMark as we know it today. This tab has now been removed from both the instructor and student views of Turnitin. 

1805

2018 January 30th

 

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What's new

 


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An onboarding workflow for everyone!

  Last year, we implemented a more straightforward workflow for user onboarding, which eased account setup for our English users. However, we've been a little delayed in making the same workflow available for our non-English users. The translations are in! All users viewing the site in a Turnitin-supported language now have access to the updated onboarding experience!

 

 

 

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Fixes and enhancements

 


material-icons_3-0-1_help_100_0_2f78c8_none.png The 'Help' link in Turnitin now leads to guides.turnitin.com
  The 'Help' link at the top of each logged-in Turnitin page is now a little more helpful. It now directs you to our instructional guidance site for help and assistance with any issues you may be encountering.

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iconic_1-1-1_link-broken_100_0_2f78c8_none.png  We've fixed several pesky 500 errors
  500 errors sound a lot worse than they are, so take a look below for a brief explanation, then breathe a sigh of relief! We've managed to fix two 500 errors this week that caused problems with creating new instructor accounts and confirming a submission. You shouldn't encounter this error anymore!

The 500 error is an internal server error; it means something has gone wrong on a website's server, but the server couldn't be more specific in order to detail what the exact issue was.

 

1804

2018 January 22nd

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Fixes and enhancements

 


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Peer review tab removal

  Ever noticed a Peer review tab at the top of the screen that didn't really do much? Oops… that wasn't supposed to be there. When we introduced PeerMark, the peer review page was superseded, but we never got around to removing its access tab. There’s been no change to PeerMark; we've just removed this tab to clear up any confusion.

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Masterclass sections can now use apostrophes

  When an apostrophe was entered within a master class section title, an error message would be displayed. Here at Turnitin, we can get a little possessive about using correct grammar, and this was a bug that we just had to fix.

 

1803

2018 January 19th

 

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Fixes and enhancements

 


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You're still not a robot, right? 

 

For some users, our reCaptcha check on the login page displayed with every login, rather than after three unsuccessful attempts. These might be the droids we are looking for, but we are not *that* restrictive. Now, the reCaptcha should only display after three unsuccessful login attempts. 

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Student columns now have correct formatting

 

With the addition of the instructor class usage statistics link, this added an extra column to the instructor homepage. For instructors, this is great because they get a new feature. However, for students, this created some messy-looking formatting, preventing them from using the Drop Class functionality. We've removed this column from the student view so everything now works as intended.  

 

 

 

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1802

  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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font-awesome_4-7-0_bar-chart_256_0_2f78c8_none.png Download class usage statistics
 

 

Real-time data is now available as a downloadable .csv file, providing instructors with useful tools to make data-driven decisions within their faculty. Class statistics empower faculties to see class-level trends in submissions and feedback, as well as viewing trends in papers with high similarity scores; this helps to provide targeted instruction to students. Read more.

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This feature is only available to customers using Turnitin.com, TurnitinUK.com or Blackboard Basic.

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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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 Fixes and enhancements

 


Screen Shot 2018-01-15 at 2.30.51 PM.png Resolved confusion within PeerMark settings
 

PeerMark settings claimed that it was possible to push a PeerMark assignment to a master class section in Turnitin; however, as this has never been a function within Turnitin, the Push this assignment to sections checkbox setting made no push to a master class section at all. We apologize for any confusion that this setting may have caused, but we're pleased to advise that this has now been removed.

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font-awesome_4-7-0_info-circle_256_0_2f78c8_none.png We've updated our IP range on our crawler info page
 

We've updated some of the IP addresses found on our Crawler Info page. Our new IP range is 199.47.80.0 - 199.47.87.255 (with a subnet mask of 199.47.80.0/21). You can find updated information under the following section: What IP does TurnitinBot come from?

 

 

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