Follow Up Friday

April 21, 2023

Learn more about our online tools for supporting academic integrity including Lockdown Browser and Turnitin.

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Following our Monday post on the new AI detection feature built into Turnitin, here are some additional tools for promoting academic integrity. 

The most effective way to ensure academic integrity is to assign exams and other assessments that are original, incorporate active learning, and can’t be found on the Internet. However, if you find yourself needing some additional assistance in establishing academic integrity, Clemson Online has tools and resources that can help.

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  • There are a few different tools available to Clemson instructors that can restrict what learners can do, or can compare student work to other submissions at Clemson:
    • LockDown Browser with or without Monitor – Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) is a secure browser that allows teachers to administer tests and quizzes on Canvas while also preventing students from printing, copying, going to other websites, or accessing other applications. Respondus Monitor is Respondus LDB plus webcam monitoring. At the start of exams, Respondus Monitor asks students to confirm their identity and verify the appropriateness of their testing environment. During the exam, Respondus Monitor records the student’s webcam. This recording is examined by a Respondus’ artificial intelligence (AI) to generate an integrity report. Faculty can review the recording to verify the AI’s findings.
    • Turnitin – Turnitin produces an “Originality Report” for students’ work by making comparisons that look not only for exact word-for-word matches but also for students’ attempts to mask plagiarism by making superficial changes or mixing several sources without attribution. Student submissions are compared against other submissions at Clemson, as well as material found elsewhere online, such as Wikipedia or Chegg. At Clemson, Turnitin is integrated with Canvas, making it easy to create and distribute assignments.
  • Booking/consultations to help – Clemson Online has an experienced staff of Digital Learning Strategists and Learning Technology Specialists who can help you brainstorm original assessment ideas, set up integrity tools, or troubleshoot issues. You can make an appointment quickly and easily at our bookings site.

Upcoming Events

Quality Matters for Summer Accelerate

Clemson Online is proud to announce new opportunities for instructors to gain experience in online course creation, teaching with Canvas, and the Quality Matters course review process. They include:

  • Online Course Bootcamp
  • Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)
  • QM Essentials Review
  • COFFEE: House Blend

Please see the full descriptions and registration links at our Quality Matters for Summer Accelerate website.

For applicable participants, these trainings can be listed on annual reviews in the Faculty Success system. Check with your department for specific details. If you have any questions about these training opportunities or any aspect of Quality Matters at Clemson, please email Lori Kinley.

Quick Hits – Turnitin & Chat GPT

Thursday, April 27 3:30-4:00PM

Join this training session to learn how to use Turnitin’s new ChatGPT flagging service. You will learn more about ChatGPT, how Turnitin can detect text produced through AI, and how to interpret the flagging scores.

Facilitated by Gray Jackson Learning Technology Specialist.

A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants, at least 24 – 48 hours before the day of the event. This session will be recorded, and all registered participants will receive a link to the recording. 

Register here for Quick Hits: Turnitin & ChatGPT on April 27th.

Clemson Online Spring 2023 Events Calendar

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Review our Spring 2023 Events Calendar to see what Online Instruction Development opportunities await!

We have a robust Spring semester lineup of topics and live training formats to support your use of Canvas and other e-learning tools. Topics cover demonstrations of using Kaltura, presentations on inclusive practices for online education, and workshops to get your Canvas site ready to teach!

All of our live training is recorded. Registrants will automatically receive a link to that day’s video after it has been processed.

Contact James Butler with any questions about these sessions.

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