Thursday, June 16, 2016

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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Thu ... 6/23 . Canvas Advanced ...
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Wed ... 6/29 . Canvas Basics ...
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Using Turnitin to Help Developmental Students

Taken from: Jennifer Haber, Professor of Communications, Turnitin.

When I first found out about Turnitin years ago, I used it strictly as a way to check students’ writings for plagiarism. It would give me an originality percentage, and I was able to identify if students had used sources and cited correctly. But, two years, I realized that Turnitin was much more powerful than I had originally thought, and I began using it in different ways. In fact, Turnitin became a means of providing feedback and having students work through writing as a process. I found this feedback particularly important in my developmental classes. The students needed quality feedback that was clear and focused. They also needed to understand that writing is a process—not just a product. So, I used Turnitin with my developmental students for our three-step process.


I gave the students a topic early in the semester and then had them submit their rough drafts to Turnitin. Once I retrieved their papers from Turnitin, I would provide feedback in three main areas: focus, development, and organization. I would provide students with detailed comments on their papers. For instance, I might write, “I see that you made the point that dogs make good pets, but I didn’t see an example to show me why.” Using the audio component, I would then tell the students what I wanted them to focus for their next submission. Read More...

Tech Tips

Google Translate is a free multilingual translation software that instantly translates text, speech, handwriting, images or real-time video from one language into another. It offers a web interface, mobile interfaces for Android and iOS. As of February 2016, Google Translate supports 90 languages at various levels and serves over 200 million people daily.


Canvas Corner

Did you know… as of May 18th the Turnitin tool within Canvas has changed? The “new” Turnitin Canvas LTI integration will give our Canvas users full access to all Turnitin functionality (OriginalityCheck, GradeMark, and PeerMark). Note: If you have Turnitin assignments that were configured prior to the new installation, a few modifications will have to be made. Please click here for details.

How do I develop Online & Blended Courses



Developing an online or blended course requires us to reconsider our current instructional practices and to learn about new delivery methods. The course development process involves periodically meeting with the instructional team. This team is housed in the Center for Teaching and Learning. The steps outlined here provide a high-level overview of the course development process. Please click here to view full Online & Hybrid Course Development Process Info-graphic.

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