Plagiarism Avoidance Resources
The Libraries are offer two versions of our updated plagiarism avoidance tutorial. Both tutorials cover how plagiarism is defined; why students may advertently and inadvertently plagiarize; possible penalties for plagiarism; how to use information ethically in research papers / projects; and where to get help with researching and writing. To enhance usability, students can watch videos, read scripts, or listen to audio covering the Tutorial’s content. Students work through 5 modules, taking self-tests in order to progress from one module to the next. After completing the last module, students take an exam on the Tutorial’s material. The final exam, consisting of 20 questions, randomly draws from a bank of 58 possible questions. Students generally require about 1 hour of concentrated work time to complete the tutorial.
This version can be added to your course in eCampus, and the exam’s grade is immediately entered into the eCampus gradebook. To add the Plagiarism Avoidance Tutorial to your class:
- Go to https://ers.wvu.edu
- Click on the course that you want to add the Plagiarism Avoidance Tutorial to.
- Click on the Request Content button.
- Check the box next to the sections you want to add it to and click Next.
- Click on Development System when it asks where your source content is located.
- Then click on Other.
- In the Name box, type “WVU Plagiarism Avoidance Tutorial” and click Next.
- Then click Submit.
- When the tutorial is first added to your class, it will appear to "take over" the class. Change the landing page/entry point for the course after the tutorial is migrated by clicking on "Course Customization" in the left-hand menu and then going to Teaching Style. On the Teaching Style page, change the course entry point to what it was previously.
- Students will access the tutorial from the left-hand menu.
If you would like to review the Plagiarism Avoidance Tutorial before adding it to your current or future class, you can add it to the course shell of a non-current class using the process listed above.
This version is available at https://lib.wvu.edu/plagiarism. Students will simply visit this link and take the tutorial and quiz. At the end of the quiz, they will be prompted to email their scores to their instructors. This new process will eliminate the need for students to register or for instructors to be added to a list. This will streamline the process for both students and instructors. Both this updated version of the tutorial and the previous tutorial will be available through the Spring 2018 semester. On May 7, 2018, the old version will be removed.