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Moodle Direct V2 Release Notes

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 Fixes and enhancements



The administrator default option for student paper storage is now visible to instructors

We noticed a blip, where the administrator default option for student paper storage wasn't passed to instructors during assignment creation. We've corrected this problem so that the "Store student papers" drop-down menu now populates with the preferred administrator option.


Note: All instructor default settings will override the global settings of an administrator.




V2 assignments are now available on the Moodle course overview page

We found that Moodle V2 assignments failed to appear on the Moodle course overview page when using Moodle 3.3+ which made it difficult to access assignments. This issue was a direct result of Moodle making a change to their course overview block. To resolve this, we've implemented Moodle's Calendar Action Events API. All is back to normal.




The link to the Moodle support wizard is no longer available in Moodle
  Our Moodle support wizard has been broken for some time, and while we try to fix it, we're removing access to it to prevent confusion. But don't worry! You can still contact Turnitin via email at We're currently thinking about how we can reintroduce a working version of the form in the future.




We've removed the plugin update checker from Turnitin administrator settings

Moodle has superseded this update checker with a tool that not only checks for Turnitin plugin updates but updates to all plugins within Moodle!


You can find Moodle's Check for available updates button by visiting: Site administration > Plugins > Plugins overview.





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What's new



We now support Moodle 3.5

  You can find out more about Moodle 3.5 via Moodle's release notes.




Turnitin's Moodle V2 plugin is GDPR compliant!


To support upcoming changes to European data protection law, we’ve focused our efforts on refreshing our processes around how we use your data. Learn more about the update via our Moodle Plugins and GDPR page.


Repository settings are more transparent



We're reporting on the data we store about our users 



Students can request to download their data



Students can request to remove their data


If you're a Moodle administrator, and using version 3.3.5+, 3.4.2+, or 3.5, follow the steps on the Moodle Plugins and GDPR page to view the data we store in Moodle.




You can now send all papers to your institutional repository by default!


We're aligning Turnitin repository options with our Moodle V2 plugin. If an institutional repository is enabled on their Turnitin account, administrators can now opt to Submit all papers to the institutional repository. This submission storage option sends all student submissions to the institutional repository without instructor intervention. For this repository option to work successfully, it must firstly be enabled in Turnitin, before it can be configured in Moodle.


If you're a Moodle administrator, follow the steps below to enable this repository setting in Turnitin:

1. Log into or
2. Under Edit, select the cog  icon.
3. Select Edit account settings.
4. Scroll to Paper repository options and select Submit all papers to the institution repository.
6. Select the Submit button at the bottom of the page.

Now, it's time to move to Moodle!

1. From the Moodle left-hand side panel, select Site administration.
2. Select Plugins.
3. Select Activity Modules.
4. Then Manage Activities.
5. Scroll to Turnitin Assignment 2 and select Settings.
6. Scroll to Paper Repository Assignments and select Submit all papers to the institutional repository:

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Fixes and enhancements


font-awesome_4-7-0_question-circle_256_0_2f78c8_none.png Assignment titles are now visible in the grade book

This was a bit of an odd one! If an instructor created an assignment with Turnitin GradeMark disabled, the assignment title displayed in the Moodle grade book as the word 'Grade'. We're sure that you'd much rather see the assignment name to be able to distinguish one assignment from the other? Now, you can! Sorry about that!




You can now exit lightboxes using the 'Close' button

We received a report that the Close button in Moodle V2 lightboxes wasn't performing correctly, in that it wasn't actually closing anything! Instead, users saw the following error: 'Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'close' of undefined at HTMLAnchorElement.onclick'. Thanks for the heads up, @Haietza! We've fixed this issue.


Lightboxes display content by filling the screen and dimming out the rest of the web page. They can be closed to find the website contents still available. Items such as the QuickMark manager and the rubric manager are contained inside a lightbox.




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Fixes and enhancements



Manual adjustments to grades now stick during V1 to V2 migration


Following the migration of a Moodle Direct V1 assignment to V2, grades that had been manually adjusted in the Moodle grade book would be overwritten to match the grade originally set in Turnitin Feedback Studio. With this overwrite being completely unintentional, we've made several backend changes to ensure that future manual adjustments within the grade book always remain fixed during migration.



foundation-icon-fonts_2015-02-16_page-remove_200_0_3f78c2_none.png V1 assignments are now removed automatically after migration

If an administrator failed to delete a Moodle Direct V1 assignment after its migration to V2, the grade of the V1 assignment would remain in the Moodle grade book, causing grades to effectively double. We've now adjusted the behavior of the Moodle Migration Tool to resolve this. So that you no longer need to worry about incorrect grades in the grade book, Moodle V1 assignments are now automatically deleted after migration.


There may be instances where you'll still be required to remove V1 assignments manually (for example, the migration has been successful but there are conflicting grades in the grade book).



Deleting V1 assignments that were migrated prior to plugin v2018031201


You can manually delete your previously migrated assignments from the usual spot in the Moodle Migration Tool; we encourage you to delete these as soon as possible in order to resolve any current issues in the grade book. Any V1 assignments migrated after this update will be automatically deleted.



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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


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.


To enable resubmissions for students, you must correctly configure the assignment settings of a new or existing Moodle Direct V2 assignment.

1. Scroll to Originality Report Options.
2. Under Originality Report Generation and Submissions, select Generate reports immediately (students can resubmit until due date): After 3 resubmissions, reports generate after 24 hours. Read more.



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.


To use a new rubric for grading, you can attach it from within the assignment settings of a new or existing assignment.

1. Scroll to GradeMark options.
2. Under Attach a rubric to this assignment, select a new genre-specific rubric from the drop-down list. Read more.

Alternatively, launch the rubric and grading form manager from the Moodle Direct V2 submission inbox, or alternatively, from within Feedback Studio.



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.


To view and edit your new QuickMarks, launch the QuickMark manager from the Moodle Direct V2 submission inbox, or alternatively, from within Feedback Studio.


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