When will new features arrive in Turnitin?
Turnitin do release new additions to their software from time to time. Any major new features or changes to The Turnitin functionality will be posted here, on the learning technologies blog and will also be available on the Turnitin site.
Functionality changes of note over the past year include:
- Submit Powerpoint: Submit and evaluate Microsoft Powerpoint presentations
- Cloud Submit: Allowing students to submit from Google Drive or Dropbox
- Turnitin iPad App: Allowing for offline grading on the iPad.
Digital receipts: Allowing students to access a PDF download of their digital receipt
- Audio feedback: The ability to record 3 minutes of audio onto student submissions
- Sharing paper sources: The ability for tutors to easily see the text from any matching paper from a different department within the University
- Student interface: This re-design allows the student to access their assignments and see feedback easily
- Quickmark highlights: This design feature allows you to leave different coloured highlights onto the submission when your marking.
Turnitin live status
In the event that the Turnitin software experiences system faults, slow performance or there is planned maintenance, we will inform you about any problems, including any estimated time to resolve issues, via announcements on MOLE (these will be displayed on log-in).
In addition we will also inform departmental learning technologists and technicians through the MOLE collaboratory course.
You can also keep up to date with Turnitin’s live status with the Turnitin Twitter feed.
Latest on e-assessment
Please see our learning technologies blog which often includes new posts on the use of Turnitin and e-assessment.