As we prepare for a new academic year, we’ve been looking at how different learning technologies have been used in 2017-18 across the University. First up is Turnitin, our application for assessment submission, originality checking, marking and feedback.
In August 2017 Turnitin introduced Feedback Studio, an upgrade to the marking and feedback interface. Over a quarter of all submissions at Durham were marked with Feedback Studio. A few people reported experiencing issues, and Turnitin responded by adding a button to toggle the High Resolution view on or off.
How much is it used?
113,071 documents were submitted to Turnitin in 2017-18.
This represents an average of 7 submissions per taught student.
Submissions to Turnitin have been slowly but steadily increasing over the past five years:
What is it used for?
31,704 scripts were marked in Feedback Studio in 2017-18, 28% of all submissions.
75% of these included general feedback.Markers used an average of 6 bubble comments and 3 Quick Marks per script. Originality reports were run for almost all submissions.
What do students say?
(All student feedback from 2018 Student Digital Experience Tracker survey)93% of Durham students who submitted essays online liked it. Only 9% of Durham students disagreed that online assessments are delivered and managed well.