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October 24, 2020

Turnitin. Turnitin and ExamSoft: assessing with integrity at every stage of the education journey. Turnitin announced the acquisition of ExamSoft, a scalable assessment platform that helps institutions and certification and licensure programs protect exam integrity and streamline the process of assessment. In coming together, Turnitin and ExamSoft become a single destination for upholding integrity throughout a student's entire educational journey, from book reports and problem sets to doctoral theses and professional licensure. [Full Announcement].

October 21, 2020

Turnitin. Turnitin acquires ExamSoft, a leading assessment platform. Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, has acquired ExamSoft, a software-based assessment platform, from Spectrum Equity. ExamSoft empowers educational institutions and certification and licensure programs to protect exam integrity, streamline assessment processes, and improve learning outcomes. [Full Announcement].

March 16, 2019

Turnitin. Turnitin makes two executive appointments to support product expansion and global growth. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 13, 2019

Turnitin. Turnitin Authorship Investigate supporting academic integrity is released to Higher Education market. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 6, 2019

Turnitin. Advance to acquire Turnitin, leading provider of academic integrity, grading, and feedback solutions. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 3, 2018

Turnitin. Turnitin acquires Gradescope. 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 [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2018

Turnitin. Turnitin Integration with Daymap streamlines workflows, promotes originality. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 13, 2018

Turnitin. Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hoins Turnitin Board. 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 [Full Announcement].

March 5, 2018

Turnitin. Turnitin Adding Textbooks from W. W. Norton to Database giving college faculty a way to compare for content matches. 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. [Full Announcement].

February 9, 2018

Turnitin. VeriCite and Turnitin are joining forces. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2017

Turnitin. Turnitin announces new MOU and partnership with Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance (JAC). 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. [Full Announcement].

July 9, 2017

Turnitin. Turnitin and Unizin Partnership Improves research of student writing performance and outcomes. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 28, 2017

Turnitin. Turnitin announces new MOU and partnership with Kyorinsha Co. Ltd.. 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. [Full Announcement].

Turnitin. eThink Education partners with Turnitin to provide leading originality-checking solution to Moodle LMS Users. 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. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2017

Turnitin. Turnitin Announces Development of solution to address contract cheating in partnership with Leading Educational Institutions. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 25, 2016

Turnitin. Turnitin announces new content partnership with the world-renowned arXiv.org pre-print repository. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2016

Turnitin. International academic publisher Peter Lang to Contribute to Turnitin Database. 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. [Full Announcement].

May 17, 2016

Turnitin. New Brazilian publisher partners strengthen Turnitin database and Crossref service. Turnitin and Crossref announced two new publisher members to Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate (formerly, CrossCheck powered by iThenticate). [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2016

Turnitin. New Product from Turnitin Launched: Revision Assistant Helps Improve Student Writing, Extends Teachersí Reach. Turnitin introduced Revision Assistant, a formative writing tool giving students immediate, actionable feedback on all aspects of student writing. Turnitin Revision Assistant, for grades 6-12 and developmental writing in higher education, extends teachersí reach by giving students immediate formative feedback during the writing process. [Full Announcement].

November 24, 2015

Turnitin. Former Pearson CEO William Ethridge joins Turnitin Board of Directors. Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced that William Ethridge, most recently the chief executive officer of Pearson North America, is joining the Turnitin Board of Directors. Ethridge brings over 30 years of experience in secondary and higher education, along with deep international experience, to the Turnitin Board. [Full Announcement].

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