Academic Integrity and Turnitin

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ANU Online is offering a new type of professional development for teachers called the coffee course. These short, fully online courses can be done in just 10 minutes a day while you have a quick coffee (or tea) break.

Academic Integrity and Turnitin

Academic integrity has always been a cornerstone of higher education, but has become increasingly complex in our current digital landscape. It's common now for universities to rely on software like Turnitin as part of their prevention and detection strategy. But Turnitin works best as an educational, rather than punitive, tool.

This course will explore how Turnitin works, and explore how it can be used to support academic integrity and improve student referencing and paraphrasing. It will detail how to interpret originality reports, and go through examples of  acceptable and unaccpetable text-matches. The course will then explore the different types of academic misconduct, and how to deal with them when they may arise. Finally we'll look at the big picture of academic integrity in Australian universities: what can we do to improve student understanding and university culture?

We welcome all staff at the Australian National University and beyond to join us for this short course on academic integrity and Turnitin. Professional development recognition is available for ANU staff.

This course is a special joint offering from Katie Freund and Janene Harman from ANU Online, Vivien Silvey from Academic Skills and Learning Centre, and Debbie Wilson from the Academic Standards and Quality Office.

Course Dates

This course will be run from Wednesday, 26 October 2016 until Wednesday, 2 November 2016. The course will be completely online with the option of catching up for a face-to-face coffee on Wednesday, 2 November 2016 on the ANU Acton campus.

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To join the course, or for more information, subscribe to our blog. You can also register through HORUS and have the course appear on your professional development record.

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