Every month in Canvas Corner, we discuss the new features and enhancements available in Canvas. This month, we cover new WalkMe guides, the new TurnItIn Plagiarism Framework, and the teacher’s mobile app updates.
Turnitin has released a major product upgrade that will soon be available at SMU. The new version of the service, called Turnitin Feedback Studio, offers all the functionalities of Turnitin, but with a simplified, more intuitive interface designed for the modern classroom. Turnitin Feedback Studio will make it faster and easier than ever to promote academic integrity, provide actionable feedback, and evaluate student learning at Southern Methodist University.
We plan to upgrade our version of Turnitin to Feedback Studio on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Once upgraded, you can expect to see a new interface when you open up a student’s paper in Turnitin. Your students will also experience this new and improved interface when viewing Similarity Reports and receiving feedback.
To get acquainted with the upgraded Turnitin Feedback Studio and prepare for a successful implementation, you can:
Turnitin’s Writing X Tech: The Writing Mindset will be April 18-22, 2016 (#writingtech16). This five-day virtual conference hosted by Turnitin will explore how technology affects writing instruction and the student learning experience. Hear techniques and strategies for using digital tools to increase student engagement and improve writing skills.
All sessions are geared for educators, and several are appropriate for students.
Educator attendees of the LIVE sessions will:
- Receive “certificates of participation”
- Be eligible to designate one of five (5) $100 gifts toward a DonorsChoose.org project
- Receive recorded links of the sessions.
Registration is free. Information about this conference can be found on the Turnitin Registration page.