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All my own work - assignment submission

Our school is slowly moving toward online submission through canvas of assessment tasks.

Our current system requires students to sign a form with the time they submitted and an acknowledgement that what they are submitting is their own work.

When submitting an assignment in Canvas is there a way to have students acknowledge this is a similar way, e.g. clicking a button, before submitting their work? Thank you

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alee@ocs.nsw.edu.au, greetings! I believe the assignment submission checkbox for students to indicate that everything is their own work comes from the school using plagiarism detection software (Ex: Turnitin, Unicheck, Urkund, etc).

That being said, there is nothing on the front end of Canvas that would allow you to change this. Yet, there might be a way on the back end of Canvas to adjust this, but that is beyond my area of expertise. 

Kona

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Thanks Kona,

I will start investigating the detection software although I was hoping it was something we could build in relatively simply to have them sign that it is their work.

thanks

Adrian

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Community Advocate

Hello alee@ocs.nsw.edu.au‌, kona@richland.edu‌ is 100% correct, if you have plagiarism software added to your Canvas, you can customize an acknowledgement that students must agree to.  

A work around though may to be to use a 2 question quiz instead of assignments.  The first question would be the acknowledgement and the second would be a submission question that would allow students to upload their assignment.  Just a thought...

Thanks,

Nick

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Thanks Nick,

that's an interesting idea i hadn't thought of.

I will try it and see how I go.

Not sure about a school wide response and I may have to go to the checker software but it could be a good start, thanks

Adrian

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Hi alee@ocs.nsw.edu.au 

To build on what nwilson@butler.edu suggested, you can set modules to require students to work through the content in the order presented. So............... put that simple one or 2 item quiz just before the assignment, and set the module requirement. Then students must attest to originality before the assignment will become available.

Kelley

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Thanks Kelley,

I appreciate your thought. That’s an interesting addition to Nick’s suggestion.

Thanks

Adrian