Meet our sponsors: Turnitin

Turnitin

Turnitin actively partners with educators and institutions to enhance academic integrity and excellence through formative tools and educational resources. We provide instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalised feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin’s leading solutions are used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions across 140 countries.

Turnitin ensures a comprehensive approach to education and research integrity through data-based originality validation, computer code similarity checking, and authorship verification. As the academic and research integrity landscape evolves, we stay ahead of trends through advancements in technology and deep partnerships with education leaders, institutions, and practitioners.

Turnitin also promotes honesty, consistency, and fairness across all assignment types and subject areas so that educators can help students do their best, original work. Our modern assessment capabilities ensure integrity through the entire assessment lifecycle—creation, submission, grading and feedback, and analysis. We see assessment with integrity as rich opportunities for students to reflect on their performance and for educators to improve instruction.

Turnitin is proud to be a Certified Moodle Integration Partner. With a relationship spanning over sixteen years, our integration with Moodle gives our joint users a rich, cohesive user experience.

Have you attended a Moodle Moot before?

Yes! We are regular MoodleMoot attendees and presenters. We love connecting with a range of enthusiastic Moodle users from around the globe—whether they happen to be Turnitin customers too or simply interested in chatting about our solutions. The team is excited to attend another MoodleMoot to hear best practices, insights, and tips from other organisations and educators on their innovative use of Moodle in education.

What is the title of your presentation at this year’s Moot?

At this year’s MoodleMoot, Jamie Whitehead, Product Success Manager for Turnitin Gradescope, will be delivering a session focused on digital assessment: Navigating Challenges in Remote Assessment with Gradescope. Jamie has worked closely with UK HEI’s over the last few years, helping them to meet their strategic goals with the use of Turnitin solutions. We look forward to seeing you there.

Give us a brief description of what to look forward to.

Educators are hard at work managing the logistics of moving classes online as we find ourselves in a new academic year of blended learning—and assessment alone has presented a unique set of uncertainties. Many educators are wondering how they can effectively adjust to this new assessment landscape and avoid unconscious biases, as well as identify knowledge gaps at a distance while providing timely feedback.

In Jamie’s session, he’ll delve into the challenges of assessment in blended learning and explain how educators can turn them into positive opportunities. He will also discuss Gradescope’s AI-assisted functionality and how this can support good pedagogical practices, efficient online assessment, and help bridge student data gaps.

Why have you chosen to present this topic?

The work educators are doing in the wake of COVID-19 is a model of collaboration and generosity and resilience during this period of change. At Turnitin, we understand that educators are hard at work adjusting to remote learning and managing logistical details. Educators are trying to find the best possible solutions for themselves and their students, from video conferencing platforms to online communications. But what are they supposed to do when it comes to assessment? While it’s tempting to, as a short-cut solution, decrease (or remove) assessment, educators know that considering doing so requires a compromise to student learning.

So, to avoid shortcutting your students, we want to help educators provide assignments, exams, and quizzes, whether this is in the physical or the virtual classroom.

Share with us one tool or technique you or your customer implemented while using Moodle which has benefited your organisation!

Last year, we were pleased to announce a partnership with eThink Education, a leading provider of fully-managed solutions for Moodle’s open-source learning platform. We recognise that our solutions are part of a larger education technology ecosystem and we are continuously looking for ways to improve how these tools fit into our customers’ day-to-day work. With this partnership, our similarity checking and feedback tools—which many of eThink’s customers already use—are now even easier to access and incorporate directly into eThink clients’ existing Moodle workflows. Take a look at the press release.

To learn more about Turnitin, you can visit our website, where you can access a catalogue of educational resources, ranging from our blog to regular virtual events.