Tag: Turnitin

Turnitin Rubric Bug

Updated: 5th December
We have recently discovered a bug in Turnitin that is triggered when a rubric/ grading form has been changed AND another setting (e.g. post date) has been adjusted. This issue it rare but results in the rubric being replaced with the original rubric selected so it is important that all Turnitin markers read the details below….

Turnitin – Change which QuickMark sets you can see

While many staff have found the QuickMarks feature of Turnitin invaluable, one comment that many have made is that there are too many default sets. Turnitin have now enabled markers’ ability to customise which sets they can see. A couple of points to help you: Make sure you customise them from within Feedback Studio –…

Student Competition – Students against Contract Cheating.

You have probably seen news reports recently of students engaging in “contract cheating” – particularly as there is currently pressure on the Government to ban the essay mills that supply the essays. In order to raise students awareness of the implications for themselves if they engage in contract cheating, October 17th has been designated International…

Recent Turnitin Issues.

As some staff have noticed, Turnitin has had a number of short lived, but annoying, periods of down time recently. They have published a  letter from the CEO, looking at the recent issues and, more critically, what they are doing to mitigate issues in the future. In particular they have said: During this peak grading season,…

Turnitin Service Alert – Now resolved

We have just received the following message from Turnitin. You may have experienced issues viewing submissions within the Feedback Studio. This was down to a service disruption affecting the performance of Turnitin and Turnitin UK. The service was affected between 8 and 10.40 this morning. NOTE: They advise that you clear the cache before re-trying…

My Dundee’s assignments, or Turnitin?

We have 2 main systems that allow students to upload work to be assessed – Turnitin or directly via My Dundee (Blackboard). While Turnitin (accessed from My Dundee) remains the preferred option, there are some instances when My Dundee is more suitable. There are a number of reasons for recommending Turnitin generally The improved similarity…

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