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Comments: from May 10th 2008

I got to this page from the discussion thread This is looking great!!

I'd like to raise a philiosophical question.

Moodle - in theory - is based around certain philosophical assumptions.

"The design and development of Moodle is guided by a particular philosophy of learning, a way of thinking that you may see referred to in shorthand as a "social constructionist pedagogy". " (from

I'd like to see this followed through in the development of this plugin. There is a lot of debate about "presumption of Guilt" in the use of Tii. I have been suprised at the lack of responsiveness in the support of the iparadigms plugin. But such is life.

What I'd like to see (in practice) is for the implementation of the Tii plugin making it easy for lecturers to use Tii as a teaching tool, developing academic rigour etc. I know there is huge debate about this.

However I am a pragmatist. Maybe we do get a two stage delivery of this product. From Theresa's specificationss:

Priority Feature Requests (hoping for June, 2008) From

  1. All Advanced uploading assignments created send student submissions to TII after the student has clicked the ‘Send for marking’ button.
  2. The TII originality score and full report is available to lecturers only
  3. Assignment submissions are uploaded to Moodle then submitted to the TII website, therefore the document is stored within Moodle as well as on TII server

Trying to help our lecturers become a little more enlightened will be harder with just (2) above. --Derek Chirnside 19:46, 9 May 2008 (CDT) I Agree! - I'd prefer it was used more as a tool than a "big brother" type approach - I'm hoping to have more than theresa's top priority in the first release, but it really depends on funding --Dan Marsden 14:48, 11 May 2008 (CDT)

The problem I had with Turnitin was that it did not appear to handle non-numeric grades like pass, merit, distinction etc. This needs to be sorted in the 1.9 version. Hi Michael, the integration works with the existing assignment types, - it doesn't touch any of the grading, but relies on the existing grading functionality in the assignments, so if you set up custom scales, you can use them. :-) --Dan Marsden 15:57, 9 June 2008 (CDT)