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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.


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



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.


This feature is only available to customers using or



Rubric_icon.png Genre-specific rubrics in Feedback Studio (North America only)


Revision Assistant's genre-specific rubrics are now available in Feedback Studio for our North American users, 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.



Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 2.30.10 PM.png K-12 QuickMark sets in Feedback Studio (North America only)


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, available to our North American users! 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.



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 - (with a subnet mask of You can find updated information under the following section: What IP does TurnitinBot come from?


2018 January 9th


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Backend bug fixes and performance improvements




2018 January 9th



Coming soon


font-awesome_4-7-0_bullhorn_256_0_2f78c8_none.png The community forum is in development!


It’s a little early we know, but we wanted to make a new year's resolution. In 2018 we want to give you a greater voice. We want you to have a place that you can call your own. A place where educators can connect and share their experiences not only with us at Turnitin but also with one another.


You’ll notice an update where the old ‘suggestions’ link used to be. This link will be your portal to deeper discussion, learning, and sharing once we launch. Until then, you’ll find information on how to give any feedback you’d like to share.



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What's new


font-awesome_4-7-0_android_256_0_2f78c8_none.png We've added an extra check to login pages


We’ve added an extra check to our login pages. If a user now fails to input their password correctly three times, you’ll be asked to verify that you are not a robot.  We welcome any sentient artificial intelligence that decides to use Turnitin as its plagiarism checker of choice however sometimes bots can be exploited to make random guesses at a password. We’ve not observed this happening to any user accounts, but this proactive improvement will ensure it can’t potentially happen in the future. 



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 Fixes and enhancements



Users will now always be able to bulk download successfully


In a limited number of cases, users trying to bulk download would get messaging saying their file was ‘corrupted’  or result in an empty zip container. We’ve sent our crack team of hazmat suit equipped engineers to hunt out the source of the corruption and fix it. 



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We see some pretty big files submitted to Turnitin, and we salute the instructors who have to grade them. Occasionally when a file was exceptionally long trying to download the current view from within Feedback Studio would be too much for our PDF generator to keep track of. You might have to wait a few minutes for them, but larger PDFs should now download successfully.


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