Are you planning staff induction or preparation sessions for the new academic year? You are? Then why not consider including a WebLearn or Turnitin information session in your schedule.
The central WebLearn team is able to offer free information or training sessions in your division, department or college for academic and/or administrative staff. Such sessions can be customised according to your needs and preferences. A session could take the form of a 15 minute overview during a scheduled staff meeting, a short (30-60 min) presentation and demonstration, or a longer (hands-on) session for staff to start building their own sites in WebLearn, or try out the Turnitin plagiarism awareness software.
Turnitin includes two other products, GradeMark (online marking and commenting) and PeerMark (student peer review) which we are currently piloting – interested parties are invited to participate in these pilot projects.
Regular courses (free of charge) are offered by the IT Learning Programme.
Book a place or express an interest in a particular course at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp: look in the course catalogue under ‘W for WebLearn’ or ‘P for Plagiarism’.
There is one student-focused course called ‘Plagiarism: How to avoid it (for students)’; otherwise all regular WebLearn and Turnitin courses are aimed at staff members.
We plan to offer new ‘byte-sized’ tool-focused sessions during Michaelmas Term, which you will also find under the IT Learning Programme, closer to September.