Introducing “Turnitin Feedback Studio”, a rebrand and major update of the Turnitin software used by staff and students at the University of Sussex for online submission, similarity reports, marking and feedback of text-based assessments.
Watch the video below for a brief overview of the changes to Turnitin that will be forthcoming from the start of August 2017.
Whilst the principles and functionality of the software remain much the same, there have been significant developments in the following areas:
- New look and feel. A more efficient workflow and improved user experience from a new modernised redesign of the software interface.
- Available on mobile devices. Mark and view feedback across a wide range of tablets and smartphones.
- A focus on accessibility. Complies to web accessibility standards with improved access for keyboard-only and screen-reader users.
We will be running brief introductory sessions on Turnitin Feedback Studio around campus throughout July and August (2017). You can book for a training session via the TEL website.
It seems to me rather thoughtless to introduce significant changes at this time of year: many of those marking will find it difficult to attend training sessions. Could the changes not have waited until the beginning of the autumn term?
I take your point, Martin. The date of the transition to Feedback Studio was out of our control, however, having been enforced by Turnitin themselves with a sector-wide (rather than University-specific) view on when the change would cause least disruption. The guidance and video on marking with Turnitin on the TEL website (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/tel/submission/staff/turnitin) does reflect the change to Feedback Studio, but please do contact us if you need any support.