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
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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...
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
To build on what email@example.com 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.