Has a student ever posted a Turnitin assignment in your classes with a high similarity score? Turnitin is used as a plagiarism tool to identify students that may intentionally or unintentionally plagiarize information from original references in-class assignments. Turnitin’s function as a similarity checker can help faculty instruct students on the proper methods of citing sources. Join us for a special session where we will look at best practices for using Turnitin in a meaningful way. Additionally, we will examine trust in the classroom, a topic that strikes at the heart of the one-dimensional use of Turnitin and other similar tools.


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