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Turnitin Review Project

Project Summary

The purpose of this OIT project is to review how faculty are using Turnitin software in their classes, and to determine if the university, faculty, and students are receiving optimal value for the cost of providing the service / maximizing (optimal) benefits for teaching and learning outcomes from the service. OIT Academic Technology Initiatives (ATI) is partnering with Academic Technology Applications (ATA), to investigate what features of the Turnitin service faculty rely on in their classes, working with Turnitin global usage data to review additional trends and insights, as well as distributing a Qualtrics survey of faculty users to gauge sentiments and perceived value for students.

The goals for this project are to gauge the extent to which faculty rely on Turnitin software for teaching, as well as any gaps or pain points that exist with the current Turnitin feature set. The project also seeks to determine what best practices surfaced from the investigations, to promote to faculty for gaining the most from the service, in addition to any opportunities for training and support to maximize net positives for teaching and learning, with Turnitin.

Process/Approach 

OIT is reviewing ServiceNow tickets relevant to the Turnitin software service, Turnitin global usage data provided by the vendor, as well as distributing a Qualtrics survey to faculty users. Further insights will be gleaned from research into plagiarism in the classroom and concepts for teaching students about proper attribution and citation.

Project Participants

Project Team & Partners
  • Academic Technology: Louis Cohen, Academic Technology Professional
  • Academic Technology: Emily Nicholl, Academic Technology App Admin
  • Academic Technology: Alyssa Strickler