Turnitin integrates with OnQ following 2017 Winter Term test run

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Turnitin, an online text-matching tool, has now become completely integrated into OnQ following a test run conducted at the end of the 2016-17 school year. 

The system has been used primarily in the past as a tool to reinforce academic integrity, seeking to prevent plagiarism and serve as an interactive platform to provide feedback and assess work. 

Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science Richard Ascough was among 10 other pilot users that integrated the system. In an interview with The Queen’s Gazette, he said, “Turnitin is a powerful tool for student engagement with the skills of scholarly writing.” 

Ascough added that in order to utilize the tool effectively, instructors should plan to invest time into its integration. Turnitin is now available to all instructors at Queen’s.

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