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Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism Webinars

The library offers webinars during the Fall and Winter semesters. Students must register in advance for the webinars.

Fall 2022 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, September 27 from 6 to 7pm
  • Wednesday, October 5 from 6 to 7pm
  • Tuesday, October 18 from 6 to 7pm
  • Wednesday, November 2 from 6 to 7pm
  • Tuesday, November 15 from 6 to 7pm

If you are requiring attendance from your students or offering extra credit for attendance, we will be happy to share attendance and participation records with you.

Adding Avoiding Plagiarism Module to Canvas Course

With the transition to Canvas, the Library has adapted and shared an Avoiding Plagiarism module in Canvas. All content is the same between the live webinars, the certificate course, and the Canvas module.

The Canvas module includes four videos with embedded check point questions, a 20 point review quiz, and helpful resources linked throughout the module. The review quiz will automatically be added to an instructor's gradebook.

To add the module to your Canvas course.

  1. Open your course.
  2. Click Import from Commons in the upper right corner of the page to be taken to the Canvas Commons.
  3. Search for Thompson Library.
  4. In the resulting content look for the Avoiding Plagiarism module and select it.
  5. On the module's page you can preview the content before clicking Import/Download to open a side menu.
  6. On the side menu select the course you want to import the module, then click Import.
  7. The module will appear in your course and gradebook shortly.

It is a good idea to check for updates to the Canvas modules you import. We review the content and update about once a year, typically over the summer.

Avoiding Plagiarism Certificate Course

If you don’t want to add the module to your Canvas course and if students are unable to attend a live webinar, the self-paced certificate course is an option. Hosted through the UM-Flint Professional Development storefront, students will need to self-enroll, then complete the modules and review quiz in order to earn the certificate. There is no cost to enroll in this course and the certificate expires after 18 months.

Students can easily share their certificate with you as a PDF, but for detailed information about student participation, please contact Liz Svoboda.

To enroll:

  1. Click the enroll button on the course’s page to add the course to your cart, then click enroll again in your cart.
  2. The enrollment will be pending for a few minutes, but the screen will eventually say “ready to begin.” 
  3. The course can then be accessed in your Canvas Dashboard.

Additional Resources & Guidance