suggested this on June 10, 2011 01:53 PM
Integrate Waypoint2 with TurnItIn to allow the automatic submission of student work for originality checks and to have the results available when grading the assignment.
I am very excited about this project, and have been dreaming about it for over a year now. Many thanks to everyone who is working on it!
In my ideal world, every time a student uploads a paper to Waypoint, it would automatically generate an originality report and be added to the student repository. I suspect that it is too much to have the originality report transmitted back to Waypoint, but if an instructor link would populate that opens a new window displaying the TII page for the assignment with the list of student submissions and originality scores would be a pretty good outcome as well. The instructor could keep that window open while grading and check back as needed for specific student originality reports.
What we're thinking is to have Waypoint actually submit the document. So when a student uploads it Waypoint will then forward it to Turnitin and the resulting originality report will be stored with the student work. Both will be visible from the grading screen. Does that scenario work from your perspective?
Definitely - that is better than I had hoped.
Will the documents be viewed side-by-side or will the instructor toggle with a link/button between them? It is a lot of information for one screen, but useful if it is readable.
Will the source links work, as well as the e-mail the other instructor feature for papers submitted to other institutions?
I would love to see the papers added to the repository to help us identify students who share papers (a too frequent occurrance), but I can see how that would pose a problem for the "revision" assignment feature that we are currently using.
I am heading out for the weekend, but I look forward to picking this up again next week!
I'd first ask what is ideal from your perspective? A link to the originality report that pops open a new browser window? Part of the student work so that it can be marked up and annotated? A tabbed view that let's you toggle between the report and the student work? Just some ideas to get the creativity flowing.
I am going to discuss with my team but a few initial thoughts/ideas/questions in addition to Steve's:
More to come...
For Blackboard, SafeAssign is integrated into Bb, but not well. Perhaps a "copy all text" that way, it can be brought into SafeAssign as text. The integration from Bb to SafeAssign isn't smooth to begin with, the text copy would be a great first step.
I have my first Waypoint class and came here to ask about having some way to batch download student papers so I could submit them easily to TII. This sounds much better.
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