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Tag: Turnitin

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Word counts and Turnitin

January 22nd, 2019 at 08:01

We are often asked about Turnitin Word counts. Turnitin states that they use a word counting algorithm very similar to that of Microsoft Word but not identical.   Turnitin does not count the words in text boxes, footnotes, and end-notes since these are not included by default.  For example, if the whole paper (e.g., a form) [...]

How to delete a QuickMark from a set (Turnitin Feedback Studio)

December 4th, 2018 at 02:12

Sometimes you can end up with a number of QuickMarks in the set you normally use that have become too cumbersome and you want to slim them down. The first thing I would do is to create your own QuickMark set, rather than using the pre-created ones. You can duplicate the original set and then [...]

Choosing between Moodle and Turnitin Assignments

July 25th, 2018 at 11:07

Here are a series of infographics to help decide which type of assignment is best for a particular piece of coursework.  For more information contact your Faculty Learning Technology Consultant who’ll be happy to help with both general principles or a specific situation: Arts: Sally Hanford Engineering: Claire Chambers Medicine & Health Sciences: Anne Rockcliffe [...]

Blind double marking with Turnitin

May 16th, 2018 at 09:05

Neither Moodle nor Turnitin goes very far in technically enabling double marking, second marking, moderation, sampling, etc., let alone blind double marking. In most cases, an external document such as a spreadsheet, or two spreadsheets, are still the best way to manage double marking. The two are then compared and an agreed final mark and [...]

Turnitin assignments or Moodle assignments?

November 22nd, 2016 at 08:11

There are two types of assignment dropbox available in Moodle: Turnitin assignments or Moodle assignments.  When choosing which to use in your module, first check what your School recommends. We now have recommendations across the whole of Social Sciences and many other Schools also have preferred suggestions.  In both types of dropboxes, the excellent Turnitin [...]

New Test Your Text Turnitin dropboxes

May 12th, 2016 at 03:05

As we near the end of the semester we know that there is a vast increase in the number of assignment submissions through Turnitin. This includes Test Your Text. To speed up students getting their similarity reports, we have taken action to replace the Test Your Text module in Moodle with a new one, and [...]

Submitting assignments through Moodle and successfully using Turnitin

April 22nd, 2016 at 08:04

Coursework submission period has come round again and it’s time to offer you some tips to successfully submit assignments through Moodle including Turnitin. There is a current known issue that Turnitin GradeMark does not load in Safari browsers – it affects both staff marking and students viewing feedback and the workaround is to use a [...]

Six tips for successful Turnitin submissions

November 12th, 2015 at 01:11

As we enter the coursework deadline period we are starting to get a lot of queries about submitting to Turnitin and Moodle assignment Here are six top tips to ensure your assignment submission is uploaded successfully without you needing to contact us! If you are submitting an assignment to a Turnitin or Moodle Assignment then [...]

This month in the blog: July

July 31st, 2015 at 08:07

July is normally a quiet month in HE. Here I review of some of the posts published in July in previous years that might still be of interest: 2013 Creating word clouds – using tagxedo.com Turnitin originality report – Word counts and more  How to find statistics for a submission in Turnitin 2012 Why put [...]

Turnitin Paper View requests

June 15th, 2015 at 11:06

If, as an editing teacher in Moodle (or administrator with similar permissions), you are looking at an originality report for a paper or essay in a Turnitin assignment dropbox, you may find that there is a significant match between the paper or essay you are looking at and a paper or essay submitted by a [...]