Instructors of distance education courses, as in on campus courses, may want to use the plagiarism detection service, subscribed to by UBC, called TurnItIn.

Guidelines for Instructors are posted on the UBC site for the Provost and VP Academic. However, here are a few commonly asked questions about its’ set up that can help you avoid problems:

  • Q: How do I get started?A: You will need at create a profile for your course and section. Follow the instructions for UBC Faculty
  • Q: Do I need to set up a different profile each time the course is offered?A: Yes. You will need to “Add A Class” for each course section.
  • Q: What does it mean to “Join an Account”? A: Each Faculty or School will have it’s own account. If you don’t know what yours is, contact the Turnitin Administrator by e-mail turnitinsupport@exchange.ubc.ca or phone: 604-827-5183.

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