Changes were made to Turnitin’s similarity score on 4 March 2021. They include: Better detection and exclusion accuracy of quotes Better prioritization of internet sources (for example prioritizing a match wikipedia.com instead randomblog.com) Better matching more content across our various databases There’s more information on Turnitin’s support site, including information on existing submissions.
Revision assignments have been deprecated
To simplify assignment creation, Turnitin have removed the ability to create a revision assignment. This functionality echoed what was already possible with a standard assignment, but with added unnecessary steps. Turnitin have prepared a guide on how you can use a standard assignment to retain similar functionality.
Instant Similarity Reports for up to three resubmissions
On assignments that allow, students now get three instant Similarity Reports, instead of one. https://twitter.com/TurnitinProduct/status/954384515232944128 There’s more information on the Turnitin support site.
The TurnitinUK service is currently experiencing a service outage. Our engineers are investigating this as a priority. — Turnitin Status (@TurnitinStatus) November 6, 2017 We are continuing to investigate the outage affecting TurnitinUK. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. — Turnitin Status (@TurnitinStatus) November 6, 2017
Turnitin Unavailable: DDoS
Turnitin is under a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), and is currently unavailable https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus/status/690547248242016256 https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus/status/690554977958387712 0543 PST is 1343 here in the UK. Keep an eye on the @turnitinstatus Twitter account for more information.
Turnitin unavailable on Jan 10th
All UK users of Turnitin were unable to access it yesterday afternoon. https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus/status/686173250930380800 https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus/status/686213583101820928 Note that the time on the initial tweet is when Turnitin acknowledged the problem, in reality it was unavailable from much earlier on in the day.
Scheduled Maintenance: August 15th
https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus/status/627257009742557184 That’s 1500-1700 in the UK. Follow the link in the tweet above for details in other time zones.
Turnitin is currently running very slowly. Pages are taking a long time time to load, and the document viewer is taking even longer. We have reached out to Turnitin for more information, and are keeping an eye on @turnitinstatus for any announcement. Update @ 1630 https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus/status/600320850672226305 Update @ 1723 Still seeing occasional slowdowns here, but looks Continue Reading…
Internet Explorer 9 no longer supported
Turnitin ended support for Internet Explorer 9 on March 1st, 2015 This means that Turnitin will no longer test features or fix bugs for Internet Explorer 9. We recommend you upgrade to a newer version, or use Chrome/Firefox/Safari There’s more information on Turnitin’s support site
Access problems on campus
Update @ 1135. Turnitin have announced the problems are resolved https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus/status/595894612524400640 Our original post is below Turnitin are advising us that we may experience difficulties in accessing Turnitin via the JANET network (i.e. on campus) https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus/status/595881902432714752 https://twitter.com/TurnitinStatus/status/595882591435280384 Access elsewhere isn’t affected, and we’ve not seen any issues on our testing so far this morning. T