The new integration between G Suite and itslearning allow lecturers and students to create, collaborate and collect files using only one login information. When attaching a Google document to an assignment, lecturers can choose to make a copy for each student, follow-up in-progress work and provide just-in-time feedback to each one.
The templating functionality using Google documents in the assignment tool got even better with some new improvements.
- Plagiarism support: When plagiarism is enabled, we now send a copy of the submitted answer to the plagiarism service (Urkund or Ephorus).
- Peer assessment: Now Google templating can be used together with peer assessment. Like with regular assignments, it will take a PDF copy of the submission and allow peers to comment on the document in our own document viewer.
- Warning about anonymous assignments: A warning is shown when a lecturer is trying to use both the anonymous assessment and the templating functionality since it is not possible to anonymise the account data within the Google documents.
- Ask to log in with the connected account: A notification will show if the user is not connected to the Google account linked to itslearning while trying to view an assignment answer. This might happen if the user is working with different accounts – a personal and institutional account – or on various devices.
Remember that these improvements are available for our customers with G Suite. If you are not using Google Assignments and want to opt-in, please follow the instructions for admins.