Using the Turn it in UK Service via WebCT. Jim Sharp - CAP Hotline - firstname.lastname@example.org. Overview. The extent of plagiarism in the UK QMU approach – avoiding the “arms war” Introduction to the TurnitinUK service Embedding TurnitinUk within WebCT Student use within WebCT
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Jim Sharp - CAP
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One-third of students admit to cheating at university by copying ideas from books or the internet, according to the results of a survey published today in The Times Higher Education Supplement. The statistics come to light only a day after Oxford University warned that plagiarism by its students could threaten the value of its degrees.
The survey, based on 1,022 undergraduates at 119 universities and colleges, found that one in six students admitted they copied work from friends while 10 per cent said they looked for essays online.
Male students were more likely to copy work from their friends (21 per cent) than female students (14 per cent), the study revealed.
Nearly half of male students (45 per cent) said they copied from their friends for group assignments, compared with 29 per cent of female students, the researchers discovered.
www.ukessays.com(notorious – try it!)
http://www.academicdb.com/(does your essay feature here?)
www.ebay.co.ukEssay Banks (Cheat Sites)
‘Essays’ can be available for as little as £4.99
A recent survey of both students and staff at Northumbria University ascertained the proportions of students who believed certain forms of cheating to be common (Dordoy, 2002).
From your experience and intuition complete the supplied pro-forma with your best guess at these proportions (the percentages need not add up to 100%)
Then check your answers with the next slide.
21Plagiarism in the UK
A recent survey of both students and staff at Northumbria University ascertained the proportions of both staff and students who believed certain forms of cheating to be common (Dordoy, 2002).
Copying a few paragraphs from a book/internet un-cited
Copying most of an assignment from some source
Downloading a whole essay from a cheat site on the internet
Buying an essay from a ghost-writing service
Cheating in an exam
Making up data for a project or lab class
Working with another student on work that is meant to be individual
Passing off others’ ideas/images/designs as your own
Note: persistent plagiarism suggests a problem with an instrument of assessment
(Note that these steps should not be confused with the need for a well defined disciplinary procedure for when serious plagiarism is detected. This procedure should be clearly separated from the assessment process.)
1. Poor academic practice (eg inadequate paraphrasing/referencing)
2. Copying from published material (eg cut & paste from internet)
3. Outright deception (eg purchase/commisioning of work, collusion)
1. Intention – the student’s intention to deceive the marker on a scale of 0 to 10
2. Proportionality – the amount of plagiarism expressed as a % of the submission
“Footprint” for matching
This is OK – it’s referenced
This is OK – it’s seven words, the minimum match
This is referenced but the paraphrasing could be improved
This is OK – it’s referenced but might be improved with quotes
Click on the “Create TurnitinUk Assignment” button
Enter a title eg First Essay and click “Create …” button
Click “next step”
Normally ‘no’ unless using GradeMark
Always set to this
Usually ‘no’ but can be ‘yes’ if required
Usually ‘no’ but can be ‘yes’ if required
Best as ‘yes’ and 1% , makes report easier to read
Always ‘yes (critical)
Always ‘yes’, submission after the due date will be flagged as ‘late’
Always ‘yes for QMU
Leave these sections as is
When complete, click on the ‘submit’ button
In Teach Mode clicking on the assignment link displays the “assignment inbox”
Some actions on the inbox will bring up an additional toolbar similar to this:
These actions are:
1 To download a student submission to your local file space, click on the .doc item in the “file” column and click on the “Download” button
2 To download all the submissions as a single zip file, tick the author column first to select all of them and then click on the “Download” button
3 To delete a submission select it with a tick and click on the “Delete” button (Note that this does not delete the submissions “electronic footprint” from the TurnitinUK database)
When a student clicks on the TurnitinUK link for the first time, they will see a screen similar to the following:
They can now click on the “submit” icon to submit a piece of work for checking by TurnitinUK.
The student inbox will now look like this:
They should now click on the “Show details link
Until the report is generated there will be a greyed out icon in the student’s inbox:
Once generated the icon will have a colour and a %:
The student can now click on the coloured icon to view the originality report
With the option “can submit after due date” set to “yes”: