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Turnitin Draft Coach for Google Docs

Turnitin’s writing tools are now available outside Brightspace! In Google Docs you can now use the Turnitin Draft Coach to check for Similarity – compared with other text online or in the Turnitin repository Citations – inline citations and references Grammar – sentence fragments, punctuation, etc. More than a standard Google Docs spellcheck. Draft Coach …

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How to Use Turnitin in Brightspace

Turnitin is an “originality checker” you can use to quickly compare student papers to thousands of sources across the internet and a repository of student work from other institutions. Check out the video training below for instructions on how to easily use Turnitin right in Brightspace assignments.

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Using Peer Review with Turnitin from Candalyn B. Rade

We talked to Candalyn B. Rade, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, about her use of PeerMark, a component of TurnItIn, to use peer review in research paper assignments. I’m teaching Psychology 301, which is the first of two research methods courses in a sequence. In these courses we have students write four research papers throughout …

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Company Sponsored Software Training & Webinars

Outside of trainings provided by Technology Services and the IDAT team on campus, the software vendors are continually providing webinars and trainings on the technical and pedagogical uses of their software. Brightspace Upcoming and on-demand recorded virtual events. Easily filter trainings by topic, type of training, and for higher ed. Find training here. They also …

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Using Turnitin Outside of Brightspace for Instructors

We’ve had several inquiries about how to get similarity scores on student work without submitting assignments in Brightspace. Instructors can do so by accessing their account via turnitin.com.   If you have used Turnitin in your Brightspace environment already All you need to do is go to turnitin.com, Click Login, Use the Meredith email you use …

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What Tool do I Use? – Match a Tech Tool with Your Teaching Goal

You might have a goal of what you want to do for students but how do you choose which tool to use? We’ve broken our supported tools up into groups by usage goal.  In the chart below, you can see which tools will help in each of these areas. Scroll through the chart for each …

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Are You Having Problems with Chegg? – Strategies to Deter Cheating

Chegg and services like it continue to cause concern for higher education instructors. While these sites and other tools to help students cheat probably aren’t ever going away, there are several tools and strategies that faculty can use  to protect the integrity of their courses.   Obviously you can’t use all of these all the time. …

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