UST integrates anti-plagiarism tool in Canvas

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AN ANTI-PLAGIARISM tool was installed on the UST Canvas learning management system on Tuesday, Oct. 10, a day after the start of the preliminary exams week.

Canvas uses Turnitin, an originality-checking and similarity detection application, to deter students from cheating, especially during high-stakes assessments.

Turnitin can be found on the assignments tab of the Canvas learning site, but the feature is only available to course instructors who will check their students’ work.

On Sept. 12, AB released a memorandum requiring all high-stakes assessments from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11 to be conducted on-site to “verify student learning.” Some faculty members require academic paper submissions in lieu of regular objective-type tests.

Before integrating the feature into Canvas, Turnitin was only available to instructors and graduate school students at the Miguel De Benavides Library.

Last Sept. 20, Grammarly Premium was made available for all Thomasians, which also has its own anti-plagiarism feature.

The University switched to the Canvas learning management system this academic year after its two-decade partnership with Blackboard. F – with reports from Bianca Ysabel Abrencillo

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