To achieve successful student performance, learning technology calls for good assessment tools.
Plagiarism Prevention System
USF uses a plagiarism prevention system called Turnitin.com. The system compares submitted papers with a database of published works to identify sources that may require attribution. It is a resource that USF has licensed that is designed to help students avoid plagiarism and improper citation. The software encourage original writing and proper citation practices.
Turnitin is now a Blackboard Building Block and students can submit their papers within a Blackboard course site. Turnitin is available to any full-time or part-time faculty member at USF. For more information, visit the Turnitin information Page.
Clickers are interactive handheld devices that, when used in the
classroom, can provide real-time, formative assessment. Clickers also increase
student engagement, can be used to take classroom attendance, conduct quizzes, and maintain a
gradebook. i>Clicker is the brand
that USF has standardized on.
Survey Monkey is USF's web-based survey creation tool by surveymonkey.com. Basic Survey Monkey accounts are free and faculty, staff, and students can create their own accounts and surveys. Using just your web browser, you can create a survey with an intuitive survey editor. It's easy to select from over a dozen types of questions (single choice, multiple choice, rating scales, drop-down menus, and more), use the popup invitation generator to maximize your response rate, or use an automated e-mail notification and list management tool to track your respondents. Survey results are collected in real-time. Other features include watch live graphs and charts, dig down to get individual responses, securely share your survey results with others, powerful filtering, and data download into Excel or SPSS.
E-portfolios allow students to collect and store work and
reflections on learning in projects, courses or entire programs online.
These portfolios may be used in assessment of student learning
outcomes, to provide documentation to regulating bodies, to show
student work to prospective employers, and more.
USF uses a subscription-based e-portfolio service called TaskStream (Current fees). For more information, please contact the Center for Instruction and Technology.