Two of the biggest issues for college and university professors and instructors are feedback and plagiarism. There is a wide variety of platforms designed for assessment grading, multiple choice grading and true false grading. Instructors have been faced with the realization that there aren’t a lot of good platforms for essay and long form assignment grading.
Most grading systems are ideal for right or wrong answers. In fact there are many grading systems that even automate the process, whereby instructors upload the answer key and as students get done the assignment they are graded instantly. Instructors in higher education are starving for a good feedback system where they can dive into each assignment and give impactful feedback.
That’s the first part to Turnitin.
Turnitin is a platform that encourages original ideas, allows instructors to give valuable feedback and prevents plagiarism at scale.
Turnitin’s Feedback Studio, allows instructors to check for potential plagiarism, use drag and drop comments, leave voice comments and grade by rubric. It also features a responsive design, which means that instructors can give feedback and grade assignments on any device, tablet, smartphone or computer.
- Original insights
- Feedback First
- Feedback Fast
- Accelerate Assessment
- Peer review without pressure
- Engaging for students
When it comes to academic integrity, Turnitin checks your students’ work against 62 billion indexed web pages. Within the Feedback Studio, Turnitin provides Original Insights that matches student text against their indexed web pages. It goes beyond that and shows the instructor what websites the writing matched and at what percentage. This curbs cheating and encourages students to make better citations in their work.
Students that want to be proactive about their writing can the nearly one million students already using Turnitin’s WriteCheck commercially available product. For just a few dollars students can have their papers checked for plagiarism and grammar. The plagiarism checker uses the same technology as Turnitin’s main platform. The grammar is checked using ETS Technology. Students that want help with their writing can even use WriteCheck to get professional tutoring from Pearson, where they can get feedback on their papers within 12 hours.
Turnitin isn’t about snitching and finding cheaters, they’re about building better writers and insuring academic integrity. You can chat with Turnitin, in person, at EDUCAUSE in Philadelphia, November 1-3, booth #2003 and find out more at turnitin.com