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October 1, 2009
» NEW features for Turnitin upon request!

On September 1, Turnitin is pleased to announce the release of a few new frequently requested features: 1. Shortcut from Inbox to Modify Assignment Settings Instructors can now access assignment settings directly from the inbox for that assignment, instead of … Continue reading

September 9, 2009
» Latest on the Turnitin in Glamorgan - Aug 2009

It is indeed an active month for CELT in terms of the efforts spent in Turnitin and Grademark. Some up-to-date figures for the month: In Aug 2009, more than 24 staff were supported in one-to-one approach through emails, phone calls and face-to-face meetings. In the same month, 3 staff training and 2 student sessions were conducted. In total of 13 staff and 12 students were trained in group.

The accumulated total from 21 Jan to 1 Sept 09:

- One-to-one support: more than 114 staff were supported; more than 23 students were supported.

- 22 staff sessions were conducted; 92 staff attended;

- 10 student sessions were conducted; 96 students attended.

As a result, the TurnitinUK System statistics (figures on the 5 Sept 09) for the University of Glamorgan shows that there are currently 311 instructors (284 instructors in July 09); 4005 students (3885 students in July 09) and 11372 submissions (10944 submissions in July 09)

The Glamorgan's Turnitin wiki were shared across the Glamorgan and the UK user group for the upcoming sessions and FAQs. There are 117 visits; 77 absolute unique visitors.

Upcoming training can be found from the Turnitin wiki site. Please contact Esyin Chew if you have further query.

» Latest on the Turnitin in Glamorgan - Aug 2009

It is indeed an active month for CELT in terms of the efforts spent in Turnitin and Grademark. Some up-to-date figures for the month: In Aug 2009, more than 24 staff were supported in one-to-one approach through emails, phone calls and face-to-face meetings. In the same month, 3 staff training and 2 student sessions were conducted. In total of 13 staff and 12 students were trained in group.

The accumulated total from 21 Jan to 1 Sept 09:

- One-to-one support: more than 114 staff were supported; more than 23 students were supported.

- 22 staff sessions were conducted; 92 staff attended;

- 10 student sessions were conducted; 96 students attended.

As a result, the TurnitinUK System statistics (figures on the 5 Sept 09) for the University of Glamorgan shows that there are currently 311 instructors (284 instructors in July 09); 4005 students (3885 students in July 09) and 11372 submissions (10944 submissions in July 09)

The Glamorgan's Turnitin wiki were shared across the Glamorgan and the UK user group for the upcoming sessions and FAQs. There are 117 visits; 77 absolute unique visitors.

Upcoming training can be found from the Turnitin wiki site. Please contact Esyin Chew if you have further query.

September 2, 2009
» NEW features for Turnitin upon request!

On September 1, Turnitin is pleased to announce the release of a few new frequently requested features:

1. Shortcut from Inbox to Modify Assignment Settings
Instructors can now access assignment settings directly from the inbox for that assignment, instead of modifying individual settings for each paper, or having to navigate back to the assignment settings panel.

2. Progress Bar for Zip File Uploads
In addition to recent improvements to the overall process for file submissions (the limit for individual files has increased from 10MB to 20MB, and the zip file limit has increased from 100MB to 200MB), a progress bar now indicates the progress of the submission of a zip file.

3. More Languages
Over a dozen new features have been released in the past 2 months, including 9 new languages! Turnitin and GradeMark are now available in Spanish, German, French, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Thai and Malay.

See a complete list of new features [here] .

As a instructor, you can also give your suggestion [here] .

September 1, 2009
» Updates of Turnitin in Glamorgan - June-July 2009

The University’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy 2007-2012 is vested in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) to promote learning and teaching excellence, resulting the increased use of online assessment and to enhance prevention and detection of plagiarism with TurnitinUK. CELT encourages all academics across the University and partner colleges to embed TurnitinUK through Blackboard. As such, CELT offers both pedagogical and technical support for TurnitinUK as follows:

A. One-to-One Support:

CELT provides one-to-one advice through emails, phone calls or face-to-face support by sitting beside the individual (either walk him/her through the TurnitinUK or to solve any issue ASAP).

B. Disciplinary-tailored Group training:

CELT organises small group training of 3-15 academics from different departments upon request. The training is conducted in a computer lab for academics to have hands on experience to play around with TurnitinUK through Blackboard. Student sessions would be arranged upon request by individual staff. Some staff would brief their students themselves

The following are some updates for the above activities:

1. One-to-One Support :
<dir> i. June and July: more than 20 staff were supported
ii. Accumulated total (21 Jan - 5 Aug 09): more than 95 staff were supported; more than 18 students were supported in one-to-one approached upon request </dir>

2. Group Training:
<dir> i. June and July: 5 staff sessions were conducted; 21staff were trained
ii. Accumulated total (21 Jan - 5 Aug 09): 19 staff sessions were conducted; 79 staff were trained; 8 student sessions were conducted; 83 students were trained

iii. Excellent feedback for the training, i.e. easy-to-use system and pedagogical-focused training </dir>

As a result, the TurnitinUK System statistics (figures on the 7 Aug 09) for the University of Glamorgan shows that there are currently 284 instructors (224 instructors in March 09); 3885 students (2582 students in March 09) and 10944 submissions (8643 submissions in March 09)
It has been a huge take-up by both the staff and studentsin the past few months!

The Glamorgan's Turnitin wiki were shared across the Glamorgan and the UK user group for the upcoming sessions and FAQs. There are 107 visits; 45 absolute unique visitors and an average of 5.50minutes of time the visitors spent on site.

Upcoming training can be found from the Turnitin wiki site. Fee free to contact Esyin Chew if you have further query.

July 28, 2009
» Turnitin needs your feedback!

TurnitinUK is pleased to announce that they have recently launched a new way for Turnitin UK users to request new features and suggest changes that they would like to see in the Turnitin UK software - a new user feedback website at Turnitin User Voice.

This site allows you to suggest new enhancements that you would like to see in the Turnitin software and view other suggestions that have been made by other users. As well as being able to create new suggestions for where Turnitin can be improved or enhanced, you can assign a limited number of votes to the exiting suggestions to convey how important they are to you. Periodically TurnitinUK will propose the top suggestions to the developers for them to consider as candidates for inclusion in the product.

Such a voting system where each user can spend a maximum of 10 votes on any combination of enhancement suggestions that they feel would most benefit their Turnitin UK users. As well as being able to vote for enhancements you can suggest your own enhancement suggestions that you and other users could then vote for.

If you know of any other Turnitin users that you feel would have an opinion they would like to share with our user feedback website please pass these details on to them. The more views we can collect the better!

Please go to the following web site Turnitin User Feedback Forum to sign up and start voting.

If you know of any instructor level Turnitin users that you feel would value the chance to vote for and suggest future enhancements please direct them to the link included above. (Please not that users will need to sign up to using their intuitional email address to avoid an authorisation request needing to be sent)

June 22, 2009
» What is WriteCycle?

All academics and student in Glamorgan could access to the WriteCycle through Blackboard. The WriteCycle is an online essay-type assignment submission, plagiarism detection tool, peer-review, online grading and feedback process available in Blackboard.

1. Originality Checking: Turnitin’s Originality Checking ensures originality, as well as use of proper citation

2. Peer Feedback: Peer Review lets you organize students to review each other’s work and deliver clear, timely comments.

3. Grade Anywhere: GradeMark offers a rich set of tools for clear mark-ups, comment library, custom feedback and standardized rubrics.

(sourced from http://www.submit.ac.uk)

Futher detail please contact CELT or visit Turnitin Wiki.

May 8, 2009
» Wiki for Turnitin

The JISC plagiarism detection, online submission and assessment services, Turnitin is recognised worldwide as the standard online plagiarism prevention service.

Turnitin is #1 choice for 450,000 academics in 108 countries at over 7,000 institutions. It processes over 130,000 papers a day and provide end-to-end online submission, assessment, feedback and grading facilities.

Do you have any query about Turnitin? A wiki for FAQ and upcoming training sessions was developed - Wiki for Glamorgan Turnitin

February 6, 2009
» Have you "turned it in" through Blackboard?

Many of you may already be familiar with Turnitin plagarism detection tool through the public website. From now onwards, all Glamorgan academics can access the exactly same service through Blackboard with a few clicks.

The benefits:

1. To save times and resources - the creation and submission of the assignment, and the generation of originality report will be completely online through Blackboard.

2. To promote formative assessment - students can perform “self- check” on their assignment on plagiarism before submission.

3. To make the submission of assignment and plagiarism detection simpler - everything is integrated in Blackboard environment in a user friendly interface.

The training for Turnitin through Blackboard is available upon request. Please contact CELT or IS Customers Support Services 2882 for further information. Come and turn it in!

January 23, 2009
» TurnitinUK through Blackboard

TurnitinUK through Blackboard for Online Submission and Assessment

Many of you may already be familiar with the JISC Plagiarism Detection tool (TurnitinUK) through TurnitinUK website. Currently, all Glamorgan academics can access the exactly same service through Blackboard - TurnitinUK through Blackboard.

The benefits:

1. To save times and resources - the creation and submission of the assignment, and the generation of originality report will be completely online through Blackboard.

2. To promote formative assessment - students can perform “self- check” on their assignment on plagiarism before submission.

3. To make the submission of students' assignments and plagiarism detection simpler - everything is integrated in Blackboard environment with a user friendly interface.

Training is available in group sessions or 1 to 1 support.

For further information please contact Esyin Chew at echew@glam.ac.uk