Turnitin Feedback Studio

February 27, 2024

Turnitin is the comprehensive tool for plagiarism detection and now has the ability to check for AI writing as well. It is most useful for written assignments or long papers but can be applied to various assignment formats. Turnitin connects directly to Canvas making it an easy supplementary tool to use. The application deters students from cheating and acts as a security check for their assignment submissions.

The Feedback Studio allows instructors investigate the assignment’s metadata in detail to identify possible areas of cheating. Past assignments and peers’ assignments can be compared to the submission to identify cheating as well. You can use Turnitin’s built in grading tools and commenting abilities to make the feedback process faster and consistent.  The features located in the feedback studio that support these processes are:

Similarity report: This report quickly identifies plagiarized or improper citations within a paper. It identifies the specific areas that have been plagiarized and why the system has detected it.

Flags Panel: Flags detect when a student has manipulated characters or hidden characters in order to bypass plagiarism checks.

QuickMarks: This tool allows you to easily drag and drop comments to areas of the assignment.

Feedback Summary: This area of the feedback studio will allow you to leave a comprehensive note on the student’s work.

Rubrics: Create a consistent and concrete grading system.

Grammar Checks: The grammar icon will detect grammar or mechanical issues within the assignment.

Turnitin Studio Grammar checker

AI Score: The AI score will highlight the paper and depict a percentage showing how much of the paper has potential to be done by AI. It is important to note, since technology around AI is still evolving Turnitin wants the AI check to serve more as a flag for further investigation rather than a determination of academic dishonesty.

Once Turnitin is integrated into your Canvas page, you can easily access these tools from the students’ submissions. Since the two platforms are integrated, a similarity score will automatically appear when you open Speed Grader in Canvas. You can choose to leave a grade in the feedback studio since it will automatically sync to your Canvas grade book. For a more in depth look at how the feedback studio can improve your course, Clemson Online has prepared a Turnitin Feedback Studio Workshop Recording.

Get Ready for Summer 2024

Do you plan to teach this summer? Clemson Online is proud to announce this year’s Summer teaching initiative. We have timely opportunities for instructors to gain experience in online course creation, teaching with Canvas, and the Quality Matters course improvement process.

Upcoming Events

Quick Hits: Canvas Basics

Thursday, March 7th, 3:30-4:00 PM

Join this training to learn more about Canvas fundamentals! Whether you have a specific question or want a Canvas tool demonstrated, this training opportunity is your time to work with one of our Learning Technology Specialists. When registering, choose whether to have a specific topic covered, enter your question, or both. 

Facilitated by our Learning Tech Team.

Registration: Quick Hits: Canvas Basics.
Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.

Workshop Wednesday: Microsoft Accessibility Checkers

Wednesday, February 13th, 1:30-2:30 PM

Join this training to learn more about Microsoft accessibility checkers! Accessibility is crucial in every class. In this training, our Accessibility Coordinator will guide you through using the helpful accessibility checker in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. 

Facilitated by Michelle Tuten, Accessibility Coordinator.

Registration: Workshop Wednesday: Microsoft Accessibility Checkers.
Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.

Clemson Online Spring 2024 Events Calendar

Review our Spring 2024 Events Calendar to see what Online Instruction Development opportunities await!

We have a robust 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 group assignments in online courses, 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 Millie Tullis with any questions regarding these sessions.

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