Library and Information Technology Forum

Todd Vandenbark

The Wednesday, February 10th Library and Information Technology Forum features Rebekah Grow and Sarah Bosarge speaking about “Turnitin: more than just a plagiarism checker.”  Please join us in the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, Room 3515B at 12:05-1:00 p.m.

Program Description:  Turnitin Originality Checking & Plagiarism Prevention is a web-based solution that lets educators and students check written work for improper citation or misappropriated content. The University has had a license for the last four years. This forum explains WriteCycle, a new feature of Turnitin. WriteCycle is the only complete, web-based solution for managing writing assignments via multiple phases of feedback and revisions. WriteCycle, GradeMark, and PeerMark are three interrelated tools that greatly accelerate the learning process, involving students in their own development, freeing instructors from the burden of tracking papers, and promoting critical thinking, while maintaining academic integrity. Rebekah will provide a demonstration of all three tools.

Rebekah Grow is Course Management Lead at the Technology Assisted Curriculum Center (TACC) on campus. She has been with TACC for almost 11 years and on campus for 14 1/2. She assists faculty by training them on course management systems such as Blackboard and Moodle, as well as how to integrate technology into their courses. Visit TACC at

Sarah Bosarge is a doctoral student in Communication and a graduate writing instructor for the University Writing Program. Since fall semester 2008, she has been teaching a hybrid section of Writing 2010. She has also taught first-year writing at BYU, SLCC, and Boise State University.