This webinar explained Turn-It-In similarity reports, how to interpret similarity scores, and how to implement filters within the Feedback Studio.
Important take aways from the webinar include:
- Similarity scores are NOT absolute
- It is more helpful to view the live online system, as if a student downloads a report it may show different things at different times depending on when they submit compared to their classmates and the deadline
- A raw score of 0% is not necessarily a good thing. It can indicate; an incomplete submission, missing references, missing words, falsified references, essay mills, online tools, etc.
- Large scores can also indicate a cumulative total of a lot of small or larger matches, complete or almost complete copies, using other students’ work, resubmitting an assignment from a previous submission, etc.
- Promote the “reference rainbow”
- Filtering can be applied to remove quotes or references
- Quotes MUST be included in ” ” in order to be counted
- There are still several way students try to get around the software; back translation, paraphrasing tools, older textbooks, shared work, reusing assignments, etc. so academic judgment is always required
Link to webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2327&v=wXX0KXZHzSc