Free Webinar Series Addresses Plagiarism

Copy/Paste Culture – Plagiarism Education Week

Join Turnitin® their third annual virtual conference for Plagiarism Education Week April 20-24. This week of FREE, daily webinars is “devoted to sharing ideas and best practices to teach educators and students how to move from copying to critical thinking”.

This year’s theme is Copy/Paste Culture. Join in as experts, researchers, educators, authors and thinkers lead discussions that examine” how current global trends are affecting our values, especially those related to education, and proposes strategies on how we can address these challenges”. Certificates of Participation are provided for registered participants!

What is Turnitin?

Turnitin® is a service that is used by thousands of institutions in over 80 countries.  It has a range of options, but the primary tool is its Plagiarism Prevention component, which has been purchased by MCCCD. Turnitin® is integrated with Canvas making it easy for you check for plagiarism in work submitted by students within Canvas. Learn more about using Turnitin® at MCCCD (MCC Intranet log-in required).


This FREE series will kick off on Monday, April 20, and will include 45-minute webinars on the following:

April 20

Note that session times are listed in Pacfic Time. Use a timezone converter to adjust for AZ DST (Links to an external site.).

Changing Culture to Promote Integrity: Why Progress Is Possible, 10am PT

David Callahan, author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

A Student-Centered Culture: Promoting Integrity One Conversation at a Time, 1pm PT

Michael Goodwin, Academic Integrity Coordinator at Kennesaw State University

April 21

Narcissism and Extrinsic Values: Understanding Student Trends that Impact Plagiarism and Cheating, 10am PT

Jean Twenge, author of The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement

Wikipedia in the Classroom: Authority, Trust, and Information Literacy, 1pm PT

LiAnna Davis, Director of Programs at Wiki Education Foundation

April 22

Improvisation and Plagiarism: Fostering a Culture of Creativity, 10am PT

Teresa Fishman, Director of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)

The Cultural Implications of Contract Cheating, 1pm PT

Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director of Academic Integrity at UC San Diego

April 23

Decisions on Deadline: A 21st Century Gaming Approach to Teach Plagiarism and Ethics, 10am PT

Samantha Grant and Brittney Shepherd, co-producers of A Fragile Trust

More Turnitin Resources for Educators

What’s New
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Instructor Training
Exploring the training resource page or watching the new QuickStart videos is a great way to help you get started or uncover instructional practices that may save you time grading and provide more personalized feedback for students.

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For more information, please visit the Plagiarism Education Week web site.