Suggested solutions if you encounter any issues when marking in Turnitin Feedback Studio

Here are some suggestions for staff marking student work using Turnitin Feedback Studio, in case you encounter any technical issues.

Very occasionally, you might find that

  • you are not able to save comments
  • you are not able to open previously saved comments
  • the Feedback Studio screen freezes.

If you do experience any of these problems, we believe that the simplest way to resolve them is to switch back to the old Turnitin interface, ‘Turnitin Classic’.

There is a link to do this at the bottom of the Feedback Studio window.

return to Turnitin Classic

(for more detail see our Feedback Studio User Guide)

 

You may also be able to avoid problems with the Feedback Studio by clearing your browser cache:

IE11
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17438/windows-internet-explorer-view-delete-browsing-history
Chrome
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?hl=en
Firefox
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache
Safari
https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=45060

 

Finally, these issues may be related to Turnitin’s 60-minute timeout.

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Digital Advent Calendar – Institute of Education

Yota Dimitradi from the University’s Institute of Education (IoE) has put together a digital festive treat in the form of an online advent calendar for colleagues in IoE and has kindly offered to share it with us. It reveals a different educational App everyday in the run up to December 25th.

You can see the advent calendar and join in by visiting the University of Reading Institute of Education Digital Advent Calendar. Enjoy dipping in to the growing list of apps for a few minutes every day. You might see something you’d like to investigate further and try out with your students.

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The advent calendar is produced using Google’s blogging platform Blogger. Yota has made use of the Flipcard blog view to fit the advent calendar format.

If you’re not familiar with Apps and using mobile devices, check out the BBC WebWise site:

 

Festive fun & mobile learning with the 12 Apps of Christmas!

As the festive season approaches, there’s another opportunity to take part in a revised 12 Apps of Christmas activity – a free, short, online Continuing Professional Development course in which an app is released each day for the first 12 weekdays of December. Log in for 10 minutes a day and get a quick outline of different ways that you can integrate particular apps into teaching and learning.

12 Apps of Xmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are several versions of this initiative being run by various institutions. UoR Senior Research Fellow Alice Mauchline and colleagues in the Agriculture Department have written a case study on an app (top secret until the big reveal!) for the course produced by the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Or why not enrol on the award-winning course from Regents’ University, London?

Enrol now and get ‘appy for Christmas!

Not sure what an app is? Click here to find out more.

Enjoy!

Lauren

Turnitin requests to view student papers

What would you do if you received an email from Turnitin with a request to view a student’s work?

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The University has now approved guidelines on how to handle a request, made by a member of staff on another course or from another institution, to view a University of Reading student’s work held in the Turnitin paper repository. The guidelines are intended to:

  • Provide a consistent approach to the handling of these requests,
  • Meet UK copyright and data protection law,
  • Allow module conveners to make the decision on accepting or declining these requests.

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Blackboard upgrade 18th-19th December

Blackboard will be unavailable to users

Sunday 18 December 08:30 a.m. – Monday 19 December 12:00 midday GMT

This period of downtime is for a Blackboard upgrade.

The new Blackboard version does not make any significant changes to functionality, but it does introduce a number of back-end technical improvements, and some welcome bug fixes.

IT and CQSD staff will carry out post-upgrade checks on the morning of Monday 19 December before service is restored to all users.

Having carried out a couple of dry runs, we anticipate that checking will be complete by mid-morning on Monday; however you should treat the whole of the Monday morning as potentially “at risk”.

We would not expect any assessment deadlines to fall in the week immediately preceding the Christmas closure. However, if you do have deadlines set for Monday 19th you will need to amend these.

e-Assessment: Assignment set-up essential advice

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This post outlines some key information for setting up assignment submissions for the coming academic year, including how to’s, checklists and essential advice.

 

 

 

 

Set up new assignment submissions points and deploy Tests

Following changes to the annual course rollover process, assignment submission points and Grade Centre settings are no longer being included in the content copied from an existing course into the new instance of it for this academic year. Continue reading