Palomar has transitioned to a new plagiarism checking tool, called Copyleaks. Similar to the other plagiarism checking tools we’ve used in the past (such as TurnItIn, SafeAssign, and Unicheck), Copyleaks generates similarity reports, but Copyleaks points out possibly plagiarized content in three tiers: Identical, minor changes, and related meaning. (That last, “related meaning,” really means Copyleaks is scanning for paraphrasing instead of direct text matches.) For information on how to utilize these reports, check out the information at “Copyleaks: How should I interpret the similarity report?”Continue Reading: Faculty Need to Change Plagiarism Checker in Canvas ASAP
Preparing Canvas Courses for Fall 2021
With our new-found dependence on online course materials, many “newer to online” faculty need to set up a new semester on Canvas. Even for the experienced faculty this process bears repeating, as it is only needed once a semester at most. Fall 2021 is starting soon, and the Canvas course shells should be available for faculty.
Here’s what is important for faculty to deal with at the start of a new semester:
Canvas Course Announcements
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s take a look at an oft used tool within a course: Announcements. On the surface a simple tool (post announcement, students read announcement, right?) there is some depth to announcements that you should probably be aware of. Continue Reading: Canvas Course Announcements
Canvas and Closing System Announcements
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s look at an extremely simple, but valuable, function in Canvas: How to remove the system announcements from the Dashboard screen when you want them to go away. Continue Reading: Canvas and Closing System Announcements
Canvas and the Kaltura Streaming Media Collection
For this installment of “How to Canvas” let’s go though the process of adding a piece of media from the Palomar Kaltura streaming media system onto a page within your Canvas course.
First off, to be clear, this “Kaltura Streaming Media Collection” refers to the shared repository of videos which have been requested by faculty for use (under the auspices of the TEACH Act), and in many cases these videos were created thanks to individual faculty donating their media to Palomar for this use. Continue Reading: Canvas and the Kaltura Streaming Media Collection