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Grading app earns high marks from educators on ease of use and timeliness of feedback to students
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced that Turnitin for iPad® has surpassed 100,000 downloads since its August 2013 launch. Instructors using Turnitin for iPad can check student submissions for originality and provide rich, meaningful feedback using QuickMark® and general comments, voice comments, and grading rubrics. Turnitin for iPad automatically syncs with instructors' online Turnitin accounts, allowing instructors to literally Grade AnywhereTM.
Turnitin is the dominant online grading solution worldwide with over 16 million student papers graded by instructors in 2013. Since Turnitin introduced online grading in 2007, the number of papers graded has grown at an annual rate of nearly 100 percent.
The Turnitin for iPad app has earned high ratings from instructors and is free for existing Turnitin customers. It is available for download at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turnitin/id657602524
"Using Turnitin for iPad to give my students feedback is amazingly easy and efficient," says Kristy Thigpen from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee, Kansas. "It's not only wonderful for the instructor, but more importantly, students love the timeliness of my feedback. My only wish is that I had it sooner."
Robert Green from Mississippi State University says, "Marking with Turnitin for iPad is a much better experience. It's faster and I enjoy the ease of being able to grade anywhere."
Educational institutions must subscribe to Turnitin for their instructors to use the Turnitin for iPad app. To receive information regarding a new subscription, please visit: http://pages.turnitin.com/QuotePage.html
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student writing. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. One of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world, Turnitin is used by more than 10,000 institutions in 126 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student papers online. Turnitin also offers iThenticate, a plagiarism detection service for commercial markets, and WriteCheck, a suite of formative tools for writers. Turnitin is backed by Warburg Pincus and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with an international office in Newcastle, U.K. For more information, please visit www.turnitin.com.
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