Academic Integrity and Turnitin

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Join this short course!

The Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) is offering professional development for teachers called ANU Coffee Courses. 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. 

This course is a special joint offering from the Centre for Learning and Teaching, the Academic Skills and Learning Centre, and the Academic Standards and Quality Office.

How does the course work?

The entire course is online, at your own pace through our ANU Coffee Course blog. We encourage you to make a cup of coffee or tea and work through the material. Each post includes an activity or discussion question for you to respond to in the comment section of the blog

To join the course, or for more information, visit our the course on our blog here.  There are 6 posts that will each take about 10-15 minutes to work through.