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Friday, November 07, 2014

Tools for faculty, students save time, promote integrity

"Two software tools are available free to students and faculty to help improve the quality of course-based papers, grant proposals and articles submitted to research publications." continues WSU News.

iThenticate will help writers of theses, dissertations, grants and publications verify originality and correct citation. Turnitin will enable undergraduates to write quality, original work and will assist faculty in efficient evaluation.

“Last year, when the Faculty Senate leadership approached me about plagiarism prevention software, I felt that these tools would offer a great opportunity to use technology to support a culture of academic integrity and high standards of writing and research,” said Daniel J. Bernardo, Washington State University provost and executive vice president.

Learn to use the tools

Faculty and graduate students may sign up for the one-year iThenticate pilot by sending an email with subject line “iThenticate” and name, email, department, college and campus to Mary F. Wack, vice provost for undergraduate education, at

Users can self-train with the videos and other materials on the product website at

Turnitin is being integrated into WSU’s new learning management system, Blackboard Learn, for spring 2015 classes. Access through Blackboard will not require separate registration, and training will be integrated into Blackboard Learn training. Schedules are available through Global Campus trainings at

Users can find resources on the website at Turnitin training will begin in December; look for a schedule in WSU Announcements.

Source: WSU News  

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