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March 16, 2019

(Turnitin) Turnitin announced two executive appointments to strengthen Turnitin's leadership team as it widens its product offering and expands globally. Marc Daubach, formerly corporate vice president and general manager of Europe for Ex Libris Group, is joining Turnitin as corporate vice president of international. Ron Park, an experienced Silicon Valley technology executive, will serve as chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering and operations.

March 13, 2019

(Turnitin) Turnitin, a leading provider of feedback, grading, and plagiarism checking solutions, announced today the general availability of Authorship Investigate, the first solution that supports higher education administrators in addressing contract cheating. Authorship Investigate uses forensic linguistic analysis and Natural Language Processing to help investigators efficiently compare differences in written work and gather the evidence needed to investigate potential cases of contract cheating.

March 6, 2019

(Turnitin) Advance announced the acquisition of Turnitin, a leading provider of education technology for academic integrity and writing solutions, from an investment entity affiliated with Insight Venture Partners, GIC and their co-investors.

October 3, 2018

(Turnitin) College enrollment and degrees awarded in STEM subjects are on the rise, and with more courses come more assignments that need to be graded. Turnitin has acquired Gradescope, an assessment platform that reduces the time associated with grading in college courses via an optimized online workflow and clever application of artificial intelligence. Gradescope makes it easier for instructors to quickly grade assignments and gain additional insights about student learning in any area of study, including economics, business, and STEM

August 20, 2018

(Turnitin) Instructors and Students can now access Turnitinís originality checking and feedback features via a new integration with Daymap. Daymap announces its integration with Turnitin. The integration will enhance Daymap usersí learning experience by streamlining the workflow for both students and teachers.

March 13, 2018

(Turnitin) Arne Duncan, former United States Secretary of Education, has joined the Turnitin Board of Directors. Duncan, United States Secretary of Education from 2009 through December 2015, is currently the managing partner of education group Emerson Collective. Mr. Duncan brings considerable experience in large scale deployment and adoption of educational technology in K-12 and higher education

March 5, 2018

(Turnitin) Turnitin and W. W. Norton & Company have signed an agreement to supply academic textbook content that has been published by W. W. Norton & Company to the Turnitin database. Turnitin writing resources are used by educators in K-12 and higher education to support writing instruction, receive and grade student papers, and check for original content.

February 9, 2018

(Turnitin) Turnitin has acquired VeriCite. VeriCite has established itself as a leader in providing originality checking tools that provide tight integrations into LMS workflows and a smooth customer experience. VeriCite CEO Valerie Schreiner, who previously held senior-level positions at Elluminate, Blackboard, and Schoolzilla, will bring a wealth of EdTech leadership to our organization. EdTech veteran Ray Henderson, who served as VeriCite's Board Chairman, will become an advisor to Turnitin.

September 14, 2017

(Turnitin) Turnitin announced that it has entered into a new partnership with Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance. As a member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations, JAC is the preeminent organisation in Japan representing the reproduction rights of over 900 academic research societies.

July 9, 2017

(Turnitin) A new partnership between Turnitin and Unizin will give college and university instructors better data about how students write and revise their work. Turnitin has been at the forefront of academic integrity and writing solutions for 20 years, and Unizin is a consortium of top U.S. research institutions dedicated to improving access, affordability, and learner success in higher education. Unizinís Data Platform creates a unified data portrait of students, which makes it easier for faculty to customize instruction and better understand likely student outcomes.

June 28, 2017

(Turnitin) Turnitin has entered into a new partnership with Kyorinsha Co. Ltd. As a leading publishing services company in Japan, as well as a Japanese distributor of ScholarOne Manuscripts, a premier journal peer review tool, Kyorinsha manages the content and metadata for more than 150 English and Japanese language academic journals, published by some of the most prestigious research societies in the country.

(Turnitin) eThink Education, a world-class provider of the open-source LMS Moodle, has partnered with Turnitin to provide clients with a comprehensive solution to support academic integrity and original thinking that integrates seamlessly with the Moodle LMS. Turnitinís solutions allow instructors and peers to give rich feedback and encourage original work by fostering confident writers and preventing plagiarism at scale.

February 1, 2017

(Turnitin) Turnitinís upcoming solution, Authorship Investigationóavailable in the second half of 2018ówill support institutions in identifying and investigating potential contract cheating incidences. The new capability will use a combination of machine learning algorithms and forensic linguistic best practices to detect major differences in studentsí writing style between papers. The following institutions have joined forces with Turnitin to advise the development process: Deakin University, Griffith University, University of California San Diego, University of New South Wales, University of Northampton, University of Queensland, and University of Wollongong.

October 25, 2016

(Turnitin) Turnitin announced that it has secured a new content partnership with arXiv.org, which will see Turnitin services match against the global pre-print repository. In addition to signing a Content License Agreement, arXiv have chosen to implement Turnitinís market leading iThenticate service, to assist them in checking the originality of papers uploaded to their repository. This move will help to protect the intellectual property of arXiv authors and allow Turnitin and iThenticate users to match against the arXiv database.

June 21, 2016

(Turnitin) Turnitin and Crossref today announced a new publisher member, the global Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group, to Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate (formerly, CrossCheck powered by iThenticate) initiative.

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