Welcome to Module 3!
Module 3 Objectives
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Explain motivating factors into why students cheat, identify ways that students cheat in online courses, and explain ways to adjust an online course to lessen "cheatability."
- Identify the different types of assessments commonly used in online courses and evaluate the benefits of using a rubric.
- Create and use instructional technology related to online assessment including D2L quizzing, Respondus, D2L rubrics, and Turnitin Feedback Studio.
Module 3 Activities
Welcome to Module 3! In this module we will look at ways some students try to cheat in the digital learning enviroment, how you can address cheating in the classroom, tools you can use to deter cheating and ways you can organize your courses in D2L to benefit both you and the student.
Complete the activities below and remember to save your certificates and documents to your training folder as you go along!
AssignmentTypeHow do I do it?
SoftChalkHow do students do it? What can you do, or not do, to manage it? Cheating online is common and this assignment will shed light on how students do it and what you can do to minimize it.Learn more here about How to Cheat Online
PadletDo you worry about cheating in online courses? Are you concerned that the quality of online courses might not match the quality of F2F courses? Do you put any "safeguards" in place to help minimize cheating on quizzes, exams, papers, discussion boards, or other assignments? Please share your answer and respond to two other posts by the due date for this module.
D2L ReviewIn this module we are looking at different ways to present your course material and organize modules in D2L. Most important is to decide on one consistent organization method to carry through in your entire course. It makes it easier for both you and the students to be successful. Look to the Checklist feature in D2L as a great way to organize your course this semester.
Respondus provides applications you can use in your D2L courses to deter cheating and assist in proctoring course exams. At KSU you are able to deploy three Respondus apps through D2L including;
- Respondus LockDown Browser
- Respondus Monitor
- Respondus 4.0
Let's look at all three to help you decide which might be best for you and your students.
Let's talk about rubrics.
KSU Course Quality Standards recommend that you have specific and descriptive grading criteria for assessments. That doesn't mean that you have to do rubrics, per say, but rubrics are the easiest way to meet the standard because they are specific and descriptive by nature and they help you organize your grading.
You also don't have to use the D2L rubrics tool - plenty of people will use a Word document or PDF. However, the D2L rubrics tool can be extremely helpful in your grading because it will auto-calculate the grade based on which boxes you click.
Faculty- Turnitin Feedback Studio tutorial
Turnitin Student tutorial
Recent studies indicate 36% of undergraduates have admitted to plagiarizing written material.
To help you, and ultimately your students succeed, KSU uses Turnitin Feedback Studio to identify possible plagiarized academic works.
D2L used to call the Turnitin.com feature "Grademark," but they recently updated and are now calling it "Turnitin Feedback Studio." A lot of it is the same, but with a new look and feel. So if you have used Turnitin/Grademark outside of D2L before, much of this will look very familiar to you.
Here at KSU it is integrated into D2L, making our grading much more efficient? Here is a quick document you can refer to anytime.
Use the following two resources in your classes to show students how to find their feedback in Turnitin Feedback Studio! We encourage you to take a moment to review both.
Keep track of your progress with the Module 3 Checklist and KSU Course Quality Checklist.
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