University Business magazine has highlighted several products for the higher ed space that enhance learning and efficiency on campuses across the country, and LiveText has been named one of those Top Product Choices.
Chicago, IL - January 1, 2015 - LiveText Inc. is pleased to announce that its assessment, e-Portfolio and accreditation management system has been recognized for making a positive difference on college campuses by the higher education leaders who named it to University Business magazine’s "Readers' Choice Top Products" for 2014.
The winners, selected by University Business’ editors from hundreds of nominations, were products that received the highest number of nominations and best descriptions from higher ed leaders. The Readers’ Choice Top Products has been announced online and in the January 2015 issue of University Business.
This prestigious list informs university leaders and administrators about the products their colleagues around the country are using to help their institutions and students excel in a variety of areas, such as technology, sustainability and academic instruction.
LiveText’s mission is to empower institutions and individuals with world-class technology and leadership to elevate and demonstrate the quality of learning. Its assessment, e-Portfolio and accreditation platform enables colleges and universities to systematically collect data on student performance, measured against program and institutional learning outcomes. LiveText offers a broad range of capabilities for students to develop, submit, and reflect on work, and for instructors to assess and provide immediate feedback on that work. Administrators can collect data on this process, report and demonstrate evidence of student learning, and use this data to inform continuous improvement decisions over time.
"LiveText is committed to developing the solutions that our higher education partners need to meet the challenges of effectively assessing their students. We want the assessment process to be easy enough so that it is used extensively. It provides the feedback students need to improve their learning. At the same time, LiveText provides the data that administrators need to show that their institutions are progressing," says Dr. Chris Kalmus, President of LiveText.
"All of our 2014 honorees should be very proud of their success," says JD Solomon, University Business's editorial director. "We hope that all of our readers continue to be inspired and find innovative ideas from their peers who have had successful product implementations."
About LiveText Inc.
LiveText's mission is to empower institutions and individuals with world-class technology and leadership to elevate and demonstrate the quality of learning. LiveText Inc. is the leading provider of campus-wide assessment, e-Portfolio and accreditation management solutions that integrate seamlessly within an institution’s existing architecture for purposes of measuring outcomes-based learning goals for continuous improvement. For more information, visit www.livetext.com.
Victoria Guzzo, Director of Corporate Communications
About University Business
University Business is the most widely received, most regularly read publication for higher education leaders at two- and four-year colleges and universities nationwide. UB provides cutting-edge coverage of higher education technology, news, finance, policy, profiles and more to this exclusive audience across print, digital and in-person event platforms, including the annual higher ed technology conference, UBTech, and the new student success conference, UBThrive. Independent surveys have proven that year after year, no other higher education management publication matches the reach, readership and audience engagement of University Business. For more information, visit www.universitybusiness.com.
University Business contact:
JD Solomon, Editorial Director, District Administration magazine
The general and peer-led sessions, keynotes, workshops, trainings, and collaborative events at this year's Conference is the kind of programming you could only find by attending multiple assessment conferences throughout the year. So we invite you to learn more about what the 2015 LiveText Assessment & Collaboration Conference offers you. Visit www.livetextconference.com.
Those institutions already using the Turnitin service will be able to take advantage of this Turnitin feature integration.
Using Turnitin within LiveText allows instructors to conveniently use Turnitin’s Originality Checker and the GradeMark scoring feature on assignments submitted in LiveText. The student’s work will be checked for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against the world's largest academic database, which contains over 45 billion web pages, 337 million student papers, and 130 million articles from academic books and publications. Turnitin's Originality Check reports how much of the student's submission matches content from the database so instructors can quickly understand how much content is unoriginal. Unoriginal content is highlighted and color-coded, and the original source appears with the percentage of content originating from that source. Using GradeMark, instructors can type in a grade out of 100 within the submission.
Enable, Assess, View: Instructors can enable these Turnitin features for course assignments by checking the box under Plagiarism check when creating an assignment on the Assignment Details page. From the Submission & Grades screen for submitted assignments, instructors can click the Turnitin Originality Report and the Turnitin GradeMark links under the student’s artifact. The instructor finishes and submits the assessment as normal. When the student logs into his/her LiveText account and clicks to view the assignment assessment, the student will see the Turnitin Originality Report and the Turnitin GradeMark under the Attached Assignment Materials section. The student can click these links to see the Turnitin Originality Report and Turnitin GradeMark score.
For more information, LiveText Coordinators should contact their Implementation Coordinator.