OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced the ability to accept student papers directly from Google DriveTM and Dropbox. The "cloud submit" feature leverages the platforms most favored by educators for creating, sharing and storing student assignments to more easily check writing assignments for originality and allow instructors to save time by grading the assignments online using Turnitin.
The new submission process will also make it easier for students and instructors to submit papers to Turnitin using mobile devices. Files from Google Drive or Dropbox in the following formats will be accepted by Turnitin in their existing format: MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP) and plain text. Work stored in the Google Drive format will automatically convert to a PDF file as it's submitted to Turnitin.
A short video demonstrating the new submission feature is available at: http://www.turnitin.com/en_us/features/whats-new
"Cloud Submit makes submissions much easier for the 20-plus million students who upload their work to Turnitin," said Steve Golik, vice president of product management at Turnitin. "It demonstrates Turnitin's firm commitment to support both the increase in cloud usage and the growth of mobile devices with educators."
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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