OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced the availability of Turnitin for iPad in the App Store. Turnitin for iPad allows instructors to check student submissions for originality, add QuickMark® and general comments, leave a voice comment, and grade the paper with rubrics. All work done using Turnitin for iPad automatically syncs with instructors' Turnitin accounts, allowing instructors to literally Grade AnywhereTM.
Turnitin for iPad works directly with Turnitin and through any LMS-integrated version of Turnitin. The app is free for existing Turnitin customers and can be downloaded at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turnitin/id657602524
Turnitin will demonstrate the app during a 30-minute webcast, "Grade Anywhere: Turnitin for iPad," on Tuesday, August 20. To register, please visit: http://pages.turnitin.com/WC_082013_register.html
"Turnitin for iPad is liberating," said Franck Reyherme, instructor at Acalanes Union High School District in Lafayette, CA and a beta user. "I can sit on the couch and comfortably grade essays, while still giving students really good feedback. The offline grading mode is great, too. I definitely plan on using it going forward."
"Turnitin for iPad delivers a flexible grading experience that integrates popular tablet technology into the busy lifestyle of today's teachers," said Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin. "The convenience and speed of this app will help instructors streamline the grading process on nearly 20 million papers submitted to Turnitin this year—without compromising the quality of their feedback, which is so critical to improving student writing."
Instructors grading online with Turnitin report a 52% increase in the quality of their feedback and a 46% increase in student engagement, while experiencing a 31% reduction in the time spent grading. Educational institutions must subscribe to Turnitin 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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