Turnitin is an anti-plagiarism software that allows to check if a text (or part of it) has been copied from the internet or from another text available in the net. Turnitin is integrated into the iCorsi2 platform.
eLab bought Turnitin licences for all the teachers and teaching assistants of USI and SUPSI; to get a Turnitin account, please follow the instructions in the FAQ section.
eLab provides a series of training workshops for teachers and teaching assistants of USI. The offer may vary from one semester to another, but it always includes a basic workshop, intended for¬†users who have never used iCorsi2, some specific workshop on platform’s functionalities and other useful tools for didactics.¬†Workshops are self-standing, may¬†last from 45 minutes to 1h30′ and are scheduled following the academic calendar.
|Aims||Be able to ask for the set up of a new course on iCorsi2, to organize and manage it, and to make use of the main tools, according to the goals of their teaching.|
|Contents||Management of the own iCorsi2 account, management of a course activities, uploading and linking of documents and other resources (e.g. files, web-sites), students enrolment and unenrolment, overview of other iCorsi2 features, contact with eLab.|
|Aims||Be able to extend the functionalities of their online course, particularly by fostering (a) online communication and group activities, (b) evaluation strategy.|
|Contents||Group management, starting a forum and setting up an assignment, quiz, conditional activities,¬†grades management, other tools (Wiki, Choice, Book,…).|
|Aims||Be able to use the presented tools to support didactics.|
|Contents||Mindmeister, Turnitin, Prezi, Switchinteract|
On March 28, 2012, a seminar about “Plagiarism prevention through Turnitin” was held at the P√§dagogische Hochschule in Zurich.¬† Among the other presenters, Stefano Tardini, managing director of eLab, has presented the experience of eLab with Turnitin and with its integration into Moodle: “The integration of plagiarism prevention into (e-)learning and teaching practices: the experience of eLab in Ticino”.
All the presentations can be accessed or downloaded here.