Thesis supervision workspace in MyCourses
Thesis supervision workspace - what for?
A ready-made workspace is meant for
View what the workspace model looks like in MyCourses. The model workspace is copied and renamed for each supervisor.
Workspace order form
Supervisor: order the personal workspace by filling in this form.
You will get the workspace in three working days. The workspace is ready for usage with its Turnitin submission inboxes and instructions.
A name of a workspace consists three parts: "Thesis supervision" + supervisors's name + a year when the workspace is created.
Find a thesis supervision workspace in MyCourses
A supervisor will find her/his own workspace on MyCourses dashboard and in My own courses -dropdown menu after logging in to MyCourses.
A student can find her/his supervisor's workspace independently:
Students enroll themselves to the workspace before submitting
There are two tasks for students on the homepage before they can submit:
Students submit and a supervisor receives on Submissions section
Submissions section contains "Turnitin assignment" activities for submitting and feedback giving:
A Turnitin similarity report is generatad automatically on each submission in 24 hours at the latest.
A student is assisted to send a link of the submission inbox to his or her supervisor after submission.
Supervisor: automatic notifications of Turnitin submissions are off by default. You can turn them on in MyCourses: Your name > Personal preferences > Notifications > Turnitin assignment > Turnitin Assignment Instructor Digital Receipt notifications.
Unfortunately, notifications can not be set for a single Turnitin assignment activity. The setting involves all Turnitin activities in the workspaces where you have a teacher's role.
NOTE! Make a clear difference between drafts and the version that is graded, because meaning of a Turnitin similarity report to them is different:
Feedback on a submission and interpreting a Turnitin similarity reportof it
A submitted paper can be read in a way that a Turnitin report is seen as a similarity layer on the paper (Similarity layer) when possible similarities between tha the paper and other sources are seen as coloured parts on the text. It is recommended to read the paper with the similarity layer on as the similarities can be interpreted while reading. You can also turn the similarity layer off if needed.
In order to give student feedback you can
A student can see his or her submission, the Turnitin similarity report and possible comments from the supervisor.
For iPad users there is Feedback Studio for iOS app.
Turnitin paper ID needed, for example, in pre-examination form
A Turnitin paper ID is used for pointing a specific Turnitin similarity report. The paper ID is seen in the submission inbox on the submission row.
The Turnitin paper ID is recommended to be added into pre-examination form in order to infor the pre-examiners that the Turnitin similarity report has been used as a help in assessing the ethics of the dissertation paper.
The Turnitin paper ID can be added to any other assessment where the assessor wants to point out that Turnitin similarity report has been used as a help during the assessing process. If a handling procedure of suspected plagiarism takes place, a Turnitin paper ID can be referred in it.
Scheduler activity for booking supervision appointments
There is Appointment booking for supervision activity on the home page. A supervisor can use it or hide it:
You can also write down notes for an appointment which are visible for the student.
Editing the workspace
A supervisor can edit the ready-made workspace as any other workspace with teacher's role in MyCourses. A ready-made workspace contains instructions in three languages: a user sees one language version depending on the interface language he/she has chosen. This has to be taken into account if those instructions are edited.
A life cycle of a workspace is 3 years
A workspace is deleted after three years. It is recommended to order a new workspace well before the deadline and set the suitable due dates.