• 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…

  • 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…

  • Updates to Feedback Studio (Turnitin)

    Those of you who are observant, may have noticed a new slider button at the bottom of Feedback Studio. Turnitin have recently introduced a new high resolution view of the students paper, but this does mean it’s a larger file size, so you may find disabling the high resolution useful…

  • 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:…

  • 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…

  • Turnitin iOS app (for staff) – UPDATED

    IMPORTANT: Before updating the app, ensure that you have synced all papers that are on the iPad.

    If you are already a user of the app, and have added one or more My Dundee modules to your ‘Class List’ in the app, you can continue to mark submissions on those modules without updating the app (for the time being)

  • My Dundee’s assignments, or Turnitin?

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

  • Academic Integrity event.

    On Friday 9th Feb, Dundee played host to one of 3 Academic Integrity roadshows run by Turnitin. The day focussed on contract cheating, a phrase coined by Lancaster and Clarke.