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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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Faculty are aware of relevant steps to take so that the experience is positive for all users.
- 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.
- Consideration can be given to use of a department policy for implementation, e.g., required for all courses, certain courses, etc.
- 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:
- Orientation Session (30 mins) – the purpose of the session is to introduce Turnitin to a Faculty, Department or Program. 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.
- An Implementation Workshop (60 mins) is available to be booked by a Faculty, Department or Program for faculty members that decide to use Turnitin. 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.
- Individual faculty can book a One-on-one Session (30 mins) with a CTE staff member if they are not able to attend their Department/Faculty/Program’s workshop. This session will focus on the eLearn settings for using Turnitin and viewing and interpreting the Turnitin Similarity Score and Similarity Report.
- Faculty can book a CTE guest speaker to conduct a 20-30 min Student Orientation to Turnitin activity during one of your classes or as a 4th hour activity.
Any of these four options can be booked 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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