Time to say goodbye to the “Dan Marsden Turnitin plugin”… well almost!
Turnitin have done a pretty good job of developing a new plugin to replace the code that I have been working on since Moodle 1.5!
The new version of their plugin contains 3 components:
- A module (called turnitintool2) which contains the majority of the code for connecting to their new API and is a self-contained activity like their old “turnitintool” plugin
- A replacement plugin for mine (plagiarism_turnitin) which allows you to use plagiarism features within the existing Moodle Assignment, Workshop and forum modules.
- A new Moodle block that works with both the above plugins.
The Moodle.org Plugins database entry has been updated to replace my old code with the latest version from Turnitin, we have a number of clients at Catalyst using the new plugin and the migration has mostly gone ok so far – there are a few minor differences between my plugin and the new version from Turnitin so I encourage everyone to test the upgrade to the new version before running it on their production sites.
I’m encouraging most of our clients to update to the new plugin at the end of this year but I will continue to provide basic support for my version running on all Moodle versions up to Moodle 2.7 and my code continues to be available from my github repository here:
Thanks to everyone who has helped in the past with the plugin I wrote – hopefully this new version from Turnitin will meet everyone’s needs!