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Using Turnitin in Your Courses – Orientation for Turnitin 

Orientation for Turnitin 

 The Education Technology Advisory Committee recommended that Turnitin’s implementation at CapU be accompanied by orientation for all relevant stakeholders. 

 

 Orientation for faculty was recommended to ensure that: 

  1. All faculty are aware of the availability of software and so can make an informed decision on whether to utilize Turnitin for their course/can be used to solve an issue they are currently experiencing. 
  2. Faculty are aware of the options for using Turnitin so they can make an informed decision on how to use Turnitin in their course/s.
  3. Faculty are aware of relevant steps to take so that the experience is positive for all users. 
  4. There can be consistency within a department, i.e. clear understanding of how the software works and similar explanations/instructions are provided for students across all courses within a department. 
  5. Consideration can be given to use of a department policy for implementation, e.g. required for all courses, certain courses, etc.
  6. Faculty are aware of the resources that are available to assist with implementing Turnitin for a course. 

  

To align with ETAC’s recommendation, CTE is offering the following sessions (available from August 15): 

  1. Orientation Session – the purpose of the session is to introduce Turnitin to a Faculty, Department or Program (30 mins).  This session is available to be booked by a Faculty, Department or Program and can be part of Faculty/Department/Program meeting or as a standalone session.  
  2. An Implementation Workshop is available to be booked by a Faculty, Department or Program for faculty that decide to use Turnitin (60 mins). This session will focus on the eLearn settings for using Turnitin, the PeerMark feature available in Turnitin and viewing and interpreting the Turnitin Similarity Score and Similarity Report.
  3. Individual faculty can book a One-on-one Session with a CTE staff member if they are not able to attend their Department/Faculty/Program’s workshop (30 mins). This session will focus on the eLearn settings for using Turnitin and viewing and interpreting the Turnitin Similarity Score and Similarity Report. 

 

Any of these three options can be booked here. 

 

Additionally, CTE has scheduled an Implementation Workshop available on 4 dates/times for instructors who are not able to attend their Faculty/Department/Program’s workshop. 

The Turnitin Implementation Workshop will focus on the eLearn settings for using Turnitin, the PeerMark feature available in Turnitin and viewing and interpreting the Turnitin Similarity Score and Similarity Report.  Register here. 

 

Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).

 

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