42 Lines Announces Partnership with Turnitin
Built for online learning in higher ed, Harmonize now offers built-in access to Turnitin’s industry-leading similarity-checking software for student work, including discussion posts
(Chicago) February 13, 2020—42 Lines, a leader in custom edtech development and
creator of the Harmonize online discussion platform, today announced its partnership with Turnitin, a global leader in academic integrity. Through this partnership, Harmonize will seamlessly integrate with Turnitin Similarity, allowing educators to check the authenticity of their students’ work against an industry-leading internet and publications database as well as a global student paper repository.
Harmonize boosts student engagement with a visually appealing user interface that mimics familiar social media platforms and transitions fluidly from mobile to desktop and back again, while saving their drafts as they go. To inspire conversation and creativity, instructors and students can connect via one-on-one or group asynchronous discussions and live chats where they can also annotate images and videos to share rich content and spark deeper learning. Comprehensive insights into student participation give instructors an overview of course progress and engagement, saving them time in the grading process. The platform integrates with learning management systems, including Canvas by Instructure, Brightspace by D2L, Blackboard, and Moodle.
“Turnitin is thrilled to partner with 42 Lines on the Harmonize platform,” said Aaron Yaverski, Vice President of Partnerships at Turnitin. “This partnership will allow instructors and institutions to validate student work within the Harmonize discussion board, encouraging authentic submissions and upholding the institution’s commitment to academic integrity.”
With the Turnitin integration, instructors who use Harmonize will have access to similarity checking functionality to review student work–from essays to discussion posts–without leaving the Harmonize platform where the conversations, collaboration and content-sharing are taking place. Turnitin offers the world’s most comprehensive collection of internet, academic, and student paper content, ensuring reliable results when checking student work for text similarity.
“This partnership aligns with our mission of supporting both academic rigor and trust in the online discussion environment,” said Marcus Popetz, Co-founder and CEO of 42 Lines. “This integration is the first of its kind, allowing instructors to flag any potential plagiarism that is posted in the discussion board.”
As demand for online learning continues to grow, 42 Lines continually provides enhancements to Harmonize as part of its mission to elevate the online learning experience through world-class technology solutions that improve student engagement and retention.
To learn more about Harmonize, visit Harmonize.42lines.net.
About 42 Lines
42 Lines has more than a decade of experience developing innovative education technology solutions for higher education institutions and organizations looking to surpass industry standards. Created in response to educator and student feedback, the Harmonize platform seamlessly integrates with learning management systems to create an engaging, collaborative community for dynamic academic discussion, creative and analytical thinking, and in-depth feedback that drives improved learning outcomes. To learn more about 42 Lines, visit 42lines.net. To learn more about Harmonize, visit harmonize.42lines.net.
Turnitin is your partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improve outcomes across educational levels and content areas. Turnitin leverages cutting-edge technology to provide tools that prevent plagiarism, deliver formative and summative feedback, surface actionable reporting, and investigate academic misconduct. Growing from one million student paper submissions in 2002 to one billion in 2018, Turnitin serves over 15,000 institutions globally and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in the U.K., Netherlands, Australia, Korea, India, and throughout Latin America. Connect with Turnitin on Twitter @Turnitin.
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