To achieve successful student performance, learning technology calls for good assessment tools.
Plagiarism Prevention System
USF uses a plagiarism prevention system called Turnitin.com. The system compares submitted papers with a database of published works to identify sources that may require attribution. It is a resource that USF has licensed that is designed to help students avoid plagiarism and improper citation. The software encourages original writing and proper citation practices.
Turnitin is integrated with Canvas. During the creation of an assignment, instructors specify an attribute of Turnitin. Once the assignment is made available, students simply upload their paper to the assignment in Canvas and an Originality Report is automatically generated.This report is viewable directly in Canvas by both the instructor and student. For details on how to create a Turnitin assignment and view Turnitin originality results, please see the USF Canvas One Stop Page for Resources and Quick Reference Guides.
Clickers are interactive handheld devices that, when used in the
classroom, can provide real-time, formative assessment. Clickers also increase
student engagement, can be used to take classroom attendance, conduct quizzes, and maintain a
gradebook. i>Clicker is the brand
that USF has standardized on.
Qualtrics allows for the development of robust and powerful surveys for both research and assessment. Select from over a dozen question-types and a variety of survey distribution options to maximize your response rate. View your results as they are collected in real-time using the highly effective reporting tools. Securely share your survey results with others. Filtering allows you to display only the responses you're interested in. Data can also be downloaded and easily imported into Excel or SPSS.
E-portfolios allow students to collect and store work and
reflections on learning in projects, courses or entire programs online.
These portfolios may be used in assessment of student learning
outcomes, to provide documentation to regulating bodies, to show
student work to prospective employers, and more.
USF uses a subscription-based e-portfolio service called TaskStream (Current fees). For more information, please contact the Center for Instruction and Technology.