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Plagiarism Plugin Release Notes

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2018-August-28

v2018082802

 

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 Fixes and enhancements

 


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All files submitted to a multi-file assignment are now sent to Turnitin
 

We received a report from one of our users who noticed an emerging issue for assignments allowing multiple-file submissions: only one of the submitted files was sent to Turnitin, therefore only generating one Similarity Report. We've resolved this!

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Note: This issue stemmed from the release of plugin version 2018062601.

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Rubric and grading forms now successfully attach to Turnitin assignments
 

We apologize for any difficulty you may have encountered when trying to attach rubrics and grading forms to your assignments through the Moodle Plagiarism Plugin. We're very pleased to announce that normal service has resumed, and all rubric and grading form selections made during and after assignment creation will stick like glue!

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Note: This issue stemmed from the release of plugin version 2018011602.

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We'll no longer attempt to process the Similarity Reports of deleted submissions
 

Having mistakenly attempted to retrieve the Similarity Reports of deleted submissions, as a direct result, our system recently encountered difficulties with processing new submissions. "It's time to let go of the past!" we told the system, which reluctantly agreed. We'll now no longer try to pull Similarity Reports for deleted submissions... hoorah!

 

2018-June-26

v2018062601

 

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 Fixes and enhancements

 


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Resubmissions now overwrite the previous submission
 

When a student made a resubmission to Turnitin, their previous submission wasn't removed from the assignment inbox; this led to confusion for instructors, who weren't too sure which submission was the most up-to-date version. We've made sure that resubmissions now overwrite the existing submission.

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Known issue: While we've been able to fix this issue for students, if an instructor resubmits on behalf of a student, multiple submissions may still appear in Turnitin. We're working on a fix for this and will update you as soon as we find one!

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The Plagiarism Plugin now works on Moodle 3.1 and earlier versions
 

Users running Moodle version 3.1 or earlier encountered an unexpected error when submitting a file. The error message, referring to an invalid parameter, was the result of a change made in our previous release. We apologize for the trouble this may have caused and can confirm that Moodle version 3.1 and earlier now function correctly.

 

2018-May-24

v2018052401

 

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What's new

 


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We now support Moodle 3.5

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

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Turnitin's Plagiarism 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

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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.

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

 

We're aligning Turnitin repository options with the Plagiarism 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.

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

1. Log into Turnitin.com or TurnitinUK.com.
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

 


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We've removed a technical notice from the assignment settings page
 

In Moodle's debug mode, a peculiar notice appeared within the assignment settings: 'Array to string conversion in /usr/share/nginx/html/lib/pear/HTML/QuickForm/select.php on line 501'. We've made some adjustments to ensure that this doesn't appear in future.

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You can now exit lightboxes using the 'Close' button
 

We received a report that the Close button in the Plagiarism Plugin's 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.

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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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Instructors can now successfully submit on behalf of a student
 

An instructor encountered an issue when attempting to resubmit on behalf of a student within a group submission. This was down to us incorrectly checking the permissions of the student, rather than the submitter. These permissions told us that the student wasn't permitted to resubmit to the assignment, but if we'd checked the instructor permissions, we'd have found that their permissions allowed this. Phew. A big thanks to @micaherne for his patch to fix this! It did the job nicely.

 

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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.

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

1. Scroll to Turnitin plagiarism plugin settings.
2. Under Report Generation Speed, select Generate reports immediately (students can resubmit until due date): After 3 resubmissions, reports generate after 24 hours.

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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.

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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 Turnitin plagiarism plugin settings.
2. Under Attach a rubric to this assignment, select a new genre-specific rubric from the drop-down list.

Alternatively, launch the rubric and grading form manager from within Feedback Studio.

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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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To view and edit your new QuickMarks, you can access the QuickMark manager from within the assignment settings of a new or existing assignment.

1. Scroll to Turnitin plagiarism plugin settings.
2. Select Launch QuickMark manager to view and manage your new QuickMarks.

Alternatively, launch the QuickMark manager from within in Feedback Studio.

 

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 Fixes and enhancements

 


 

 

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Resubmissions now overwrite the previous submission
 

When a student made a resubmission to Turnitin, their previous submission wasn't removed from the assignment inbox; this led to confusion for instructors, who weren't too sure which submission was the most up-to-date version. We've made sure that resubmissions now overwrite the existing submission.

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Students can submit their group work without access error issues
 

Students have frustratingly been receiving unauthorized access errors when submitting group work, which caused some confusion. After uploading their submission and navigating to the View all submissions page, the student would witness the error. We've made a solid fix to stop this from happening! A big thanks to @micaherne for this pull request.

 

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