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Turnitin, Student Success Week, Moving Feedback Forward, Oct 28-Nov 1

Turnitin announces Student Success Week, a free virtual conference featuring a series of free webcasts for educators that explore using web-based tools to provide feedback and enhance student success. The week kicks off on October 28th with a keynote session with Grant Wiggins, President of Authentic Education. We hope you will join us!

Keynote Address

Monday, October 28

Keynote Address: The State of Feedback Under the Common Core

Featuring Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education

Feedback. It is central to all learning, whether by young students or veteran teachers. With all the understandable focus on (and angst about) the Common Core Standards, it is vital to remind ourselves that high standards in any field are never met the first time. Thus, the quality of the feedback (and the opportunities to use it) become a central feature of effective instruction and improved learning. Grant Wiggins will explain what true feedback is and isn't, and how to ensure that students get more of it—without sacrificing achievement.


Tuesday, October 29

Practical Presence: Giving Interactive, Formative Feedback in Online Learning

Featuring Melody Pickle, Kaplan University Writing Center

This session will discuss how using technology and proven online pedagogies for interaction and substantive student feedback increases student engagement in online learning. Specifically, this presentation demonstrates how Academic Support Centers develop web-based tutorials, offer personalized video feedback, provide live, online tutoring and workshop sessions to create learning spaces where both students and tutor are "present."


Organic Feedback

Wednesday, October 30

Organic Feedback: Growing through Consistent Adjustments

Featuring Stephanie Lewin-Hardy, Kean University

Stephanie Lewin-Hardy

This session will explore ways to integrate assessment into one's lesson plan in order to grow as an educator and to be a more dynamic instructor. Learn how to utilize feedback effectively and develop skills to make learning a more effective and enjoyable experience.


Aligned Assessments

Wednesday, October 30

Aligned Assessments: Effective Formative Assessments to Meet Common Core Standards

Featuring Nancy Doorey, K-12 Center at ETS®

Nancy Doorey

How can formative assessment processes and tools be used to adjust instruction based on individual student needs and improve student learning? This session will provide a framework for thinking about the various types of research-based formative assessment processes and tools now available, from teacher-student interactions to carefully crafted educational games with embedded formative assessments. In addition, vetted repositories of resources specifically aligned to the Common Core State Standards will be discussed.


Data-Driven Decisions

Thursday, October 31

Data-Driven Decisions: Using Rubrics for Programmatic Assessments

Featuring Elizabeth Jones, Notre Dame of Maryland University

Elizabeth Jones

This session will provide real-world examples of expanding the use of rubric data to generate course-level assessments and to make program-level changes. Course-level examples examine development of critical thinking and comparison between online and face-to-face sections. Program-level example shows how rubric assessments allow a department to make actionable decisions.


Office Hours

Friday, November 1

Office Hours: Students Share Successful Feedback Tips

Featuring a Panel of Students

Panel of Students

This session will discuss the impact of the types and timing of feedback students receive as well as the feedback they find most meaningful and helpful. This discussion will be framed around a study of 1,000 students conducted by Turnitin entitled, "Closing the Gap: What Students Say About Instructor Feedback."



We all need help sometimes—whether it's trying to figure out an assignment setting or trying to import a rubric. One place you can always turn to any time of day is Turnitin's Help Center, where you'll find hundreds of solutions written by our product specialists. Using the self-service Help Center is easy:

  1. Go to the Help Center under the support tab.
  2. Type in a search term.
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  5. Find your solution. By default the results are sorted by how helpful each solution is, but you can alternatively sort by popularity or alphabetically.


If you can't find answers to your questions there, or have a very specific question, you can always submit a ticket to our help desk where one of our product specialists will personally help you out.
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