Partner Listing: Turnitin
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Turnitin is a global company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and meaningfully improving learning outcomes. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Our products are used by educators to guide their students towards higher standards of integrity and by students, researchers, and professionals to do their best, original work.
Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Over 15,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use our services: Turnitin Feedback Studio, Gradescope, iThenticate, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, and ExamSoft.
Turnitin Feedback Studio
Turnitin Feedback Studio is the only comprehensive online learning solution proven to prevent plagiarism and foster a culture of academic integrity. It empowers instructors with time-saving grading and personalized feedback tools that engage students, develop critical thinkers, and drive career readiness. Feedback Studio comes with a collection of curriculum resources and is designed to complement how you teach by integrating seamlessly with Canvas LMS.
You can integrate Turnitin Feedback Studio into Canvas through two delivery options: Canvas Plagiarism Framework and the External Tool (LTI).
Turnitin Originality rises above basic text similarity checking to provide every institution a new standard in academic integrity. With a solution designed to constantly address emerging trends in misconduct and help students, instructors, and administrators keep integrity at the core of the work they do, institutions can help ensure that students stay on a positive and successful academic path.
Turnitin Draft CoachTM provides students instant formative feedback on their writing and citations while they’re drafting in Google DocsTM.
Turnitin Draft Coach™ serves as a supportive integrity assistant that lives where students work and supports them in doing proper research and delivering high-quality academic writing.
By providing students with formative feedback on citations and matches with Turnitin’s comprehensive database of internet, student papers and academic content, Turnitin Draft CoachTM helps educators cultivate more independent learners and confident writers.
Turnitin Similarity helps safeguard your reputation by protecting against copy/paste plagiarism, student collusion, and research misconduct through a scalable workflow integrated within your institution’s LMS.
Revision Assistant is an online program that improves student writing and engagement by providing immediate, personalized, and actionable feedback as students respond to standards-aligned reading and writing tasks. Teachers receive instant data on student writing skills to help them differentiate instruction and track students' growth into writers ready to succeed in college and beyond.
iThenticate is the premier tool for researchers and professional writers to check their original works for potential plagiarism. With an easy to use submission process that checks for similarity against the world’s top published works, researchers and institutions can feel confident that their academic reputation will be protected.
We appreciate the feedback and dialogue from the Canvas community concerning the addition of the AI writing detection indicator to the familiar Turnitin Similarity Report, launching this week. I want to take the opportunity to provide this community with information about our decision making process.
We - as a civilization - are in uncharted territory. The power of generative AI is at every person’s fingertips, including students. I use the word “power” deliberately. We are all learning the limits of this power, its impact, and how to harness it for new learning opportunities. A Customer Advisory Board of educators told us what they need. Their number one ask was that they needed visibility into when and how AI writing is being used in student works. They also said that they needed it now – not next summer, not next fall. Their intention is to use AI Writing input as just another data point in the instructional process.
While OpenAI’s ChatGPT put GPT and LLMs into the zeitgeist on November 30, 2022, our AI Innovation Lab has been researching and working on a detection model for the past 2.5 years, back to when GPT-3 was initially released, and we’ve been talking with educators about this for that entire time. This technology is not brand new for us. Because teachers told us what they needed, we urged our teams to bring a solution to market as soon as possible. Of paramount importance, however, was that whatever we released met not only our standards for quality and safety but their standards. Educators set the benchmark standards.
During January and February, we conducted intensive interviews with over 20 educators and users specifically about the design of an AI writing detection user experience – one that was clear and informative. They said that we needed to NOT disrupt educators’ current similarity workflows and score; AI writing information needed to be reported separately, especially since it is new and educators are learning how to interpret the information. They also clearly specified that the use of AI writing is not necessarily a bad thing; many educators are incorporating it into their courses in creative ways. The user experience needs to focus on providing information to educators, not passing judgements on the results. Finally, we heard from administrators that we needed to provide as much in-app guidance and resources as possible to help teach and support the educators.
In closing, we agree with the Canvas community that AI writing is a fast-moving topic and an unprecedented situation. We recognize the education community’s pressing challenges, including their immediate need to know when and where AI and AI writing tools have been used by students. Our approach has been to deliver a solution quickly, with high confidence (98% based on data that was collected and verified in our AI Innovation lab), and provide transparency on how it works so educators can make informed decisions. We will iterate on our solution as we receive feedback from our customers, including those in the Canvas community.
We invite you to check out and share the following resources to learn more about our solution and continue to follow our progress:
- AI writing web page
- AI writing professional learning and educator resources
- AI writing detection video
- Understanding false positives in AI writing detection
Annie Chechitelli, Chief Product Officer, Turnitin