Create your first evaluation
If you use Buddycheck from inside your Learning Environment, this article will explain how to get started. Make sure that you have added Buddycheck to your Course.
Only course instructors are allowed to create an evaluation. Creating an evaluation is easy. Here is a step-by-step explanation of creating an evaluation.
- Add students and groups to your course.
- Go to Buddycheck in your course. If Buddycheck is not yet enabled in your course, contact Teaching & Learning Support to add Buddycheck to your course.
- Click 'Create evaluation'.
- Fill in the Create Evaluation form. Start and End date should not be too far apart because students will forget about the deadline.
- Once you have created your first evaluation, click the Results button of this evaluation to see if everything is added correctly.
During the evaluation
When the start date has passed, all students will receive an email from Buddycheck requesting them to evaluate their group. Each email has a unique link that enables the student to get started without having to go to Brightspace first. However, it is also possible for students to open their evaluation from within the Brightspace course and clicking the Buddycheck tab. As an instructor, you will see the progress and you can monitor whether your students are filling in the evaluation correctly in the Results page of the evaluation. This is important because it can happen that some students do not take the evaluation seriously. In this case, you can ask students to redo their evaluation.
Actions during the evaluation
In the results tab, you can select one or multiple students in the results table using the checkboxes on the left. By doing so, action buttons will appear on the top of the results page:
- Email: Use this button to email students.
- Clear: Use this button to clear/remove the results entered by the student
- Reopen: Use this button if you want students to fill out the survey again.
- Remove: Use this button if students have left the course in the meantime.
After the evaluation
When the evaluation deadline has passed, the evaluation is formally closed. However, students can still submit their survey. They will be marked red to indicate they were late. As soon as you are happy with the results, you can release the results to the students. After releasing, all students will receive an email with a link to look at their individual results. Students who haven't submitted the survey will also get the results. Students will not see individual rating from group members. Just the total average of all group members.
In the results tab, you might see Notes appear such as 'High' or 'Low' or 'Under'. At the top of the page, you can find for information on each label. As an instructor, you can use the results to give credits to high performers and talk to low performers or teams with problems. You can use the Adjustment factors to update the course grades too. However, be careful not to directly copy all Adjustment factors, since it often requires human sense to correctly value the trustworthiness of the results and the assessments. The Adjustment Factors are visible on the right side of the Results tab. You have two types: Without Self and With Self. Without Self is the factor without his or her own (self) ratings. With Self is with the self-ratings included. For example, the Adjustment factor is 1.05 and the student has a 7 (out of 10) as a course grade. You multiple 7 with 1.05, which means the final grade would be 7,35.
Yes, students can still submit after the deadline. Their submissions will be marked red to indicate they were late.
There are two options to make sure students cannot submit anymore: Lock evaluation or release results.
Go to results page and click 'More '> 'Lock evaluation'. Students cannot submit anymore, even if you reminded them or reopened the evaluation for some students.
Go to results page and click 'More '> 'Release results'. Once the results are released to the students, it not only becomes locked but you also send an email to all students with their results. You can see a preview of each student result page. Go to results page and expand a student row in the table and click 'Preview result page'.
Go to the results page of the evaluation. Click 'More' > 'Export results' to download all results as in comma-separated format!
The CSV file will show the average scores as well as the raw survey data.
Go to the evaluation you created and click 'More' > 'Sync with CSV'. Upload your updated CSV file with all students and groups included. Only in scenarios where a student has to do the evaluation again, an email will be sent.
The short answer: Yes, you can!
You can create questions on the Create Evaluation page or on the Edit Evaluation page. Click Create Question in the middle of the form and a dialog opens where you can create new questions, edit those questions and even import custom questions from an old course you were involved in.
As an instructor, just go to Buddycheck in your course. When arriving, you see a page with one or more evaluations in a table. Click on the evaluation title, you will then see a button More. Click the button and click Send a reminder. This will send an email with a link to the survey to each student who hasn't completed the survey yet.
If a student does not complete the evaluation, there is less peer evaluation data in the group of this student. This means that the results will be less reliable, especially if it is a small group or if there are more students in the same group that have not completed the evaluation.
That being said, an average and an adjustment factor of a student is simply calculated using completed evaluation data from the peers in the group. So you can just use all results even if not 100% of students have completed the evaluation. Students that have not submitted do get an average and an adjustment factor because peers probably did complete an evaluation with this person included.
Yes this is possible. The functionality is called 'Peer messages'.
Peer messages allows you to ask your students to send optional feedback to each peer directly. Only the student that received the feedback will see the message if you release the results. You can choose for it to be anonymous to the receiving student. Instructors can also see these messages.
Yes you can! Assuming you haven't locked or released the results yet. If you locked the results, you have to unlock the evaluation first.
Go to your evaluation results where you see all students in a table. On the left of each student is a checkbox. Select each student evaluation you want to reopen and on the top of the page buttons appear, one of them being Reopen. Click on it, optionally tune the email text and send it.
Students will directly receive the email. With the link in it, they can double-check or adjust their evaluation and submit it again.
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The General Data Protection Regulation is a European law that serves to protect persons with regard to the processing of their personal data and the movement of such data. It imposes obligations onto organizations that collect and process personal data of EU citizens or residents. The GDPR is designed to strengthen individuals’ fundamental rights, especially the right to privacy. In order to guarantee the protection of those rights, the GDPR imposes obligations for the collection and processing of personal data to be carried out in line with its principles: e.g., safely and securely.
Personal data is described as all information about an identified or identifiable natural person (the data subject).
A person is considered identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly based on one or more items of personal data, for example:
- student number,
- name and address,
- email address,
- date of birth and,
In general, it can be assumed that personal data include all data relating to a living person that makes it possible to identify such a person or to distinguish them uniquely from other persons
Sensitive data is a type of data that requires a higher level of protection. Depending on the type of data, personal data can be regarded as sensitive data. Some personal data or a combination of data can be more sensitive in nature and therefore requires specific safeguards. These include, for example, data relating to children or other vulnerable groups, biometrics data, and health data.
Sensitive data in Education may include:
- Information regarding an individual’s health. For example, students' request for special needs requirements detailing disability and psychological assessments;
- Information regarding political opinions, and religious and philosophical beliefs.
- Biometric data, especially where this is used for identification purposes;
- Information relating to vulnerable individuals or groups, such as children.
When it is not possible to log in to an external application with a netID, there is a general tendency to use the TU Delft email address and password to create an account for the application. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to guarantee the security of third-party applications. Using your TU Delft email address and password on an unsafe application may risk a serious data breach. For example, if a malicious party gets access to your TU Delft email address and password, access to the TU Delft digital infrastructure will be compromised. Also, your login information might be sold, used to perform phishing or spread ransomware.
The benefit of using the TU Delft Single Sign-On is that your login information will remain on the TU Delft servers which is safer. This reduces the risks of misuse, data breaches and hacks.
The GDPR requires parties to agree in taking measures to ensure the protection of the personal data they handle. When outsourcing certain data processing activities, organisations must be able to demonstrate that the processing of personal data is carried out in a GDPR compliant manner. This can be achieved by signing a Data Protection Agreement.
A DPA serves to regulate the particularities of (personal) data collection and processing – i.e., scope and purpose, and the rights and obligations between the parties. For the TU Delft, it is a way of ensuring that all data of TU Delft employees and students are collected, processed and stored by an external supplier according to the GDPR. By signing a DPA, TU Delft assigns data handling obligations including:
- the requirement to comply with the GDPR;
- the application of security and privacy measures according to the TU Delft standards and
- the implementation of the TU Delft data breach notification procedure.
Suppliers who store data within the EEA (European Economic Area = EU + Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland) need to comply with the data storage regulations of GDPR. Suppliers outside of the EEA can only exchange data when their country offers the same level of protection as the GDPR. Not knowing where data are stored increases the risk of uncontrolled distributions of that information to third parties which might not apply the same privacy and security rules and controls. Handing our sensitive data to a third party without a degree of control over the distribution of these data might increase the likelihood of data breach incidents, which might have an impact on the affected individuals.
A data breach results in accidental disclosure of students’ special needs requirements detailing disability records, psychological assessments and financial information. This is likely to bring a significant impact on the students due to the sensitivity of the data and their confidential information becoming known to others. In addition, these data might be used maliciously. Some of these data breach incidents can have a damaging impact on individuals.
The short answer is yes. The GDPR requires data minimization. This means that a supplier shouldn’t require the collection of data more than they need to provide their services. Any supplier we sign a DPA (Data Processing Agreement) with, will generally have a description of the data they collect and the purpose of the collection.
Some suppliers (especially those which offer free services) have a business model that relies on collecting all sorts of users’ data – hence, more than required. Some of these data might be sold to other parties or advertisements agencies. Some may construct users' profiles which may bring harm to individuals or even a society (for example, Cambridge Analytica). By applying data minimization, we process personal data according to the GDPR and ensure the protection of TU Delft employees and students.
Encryption is a way of protecting data against unauthorised or unlawful access/ processing of data. It is one of the appropriate technical measures to secure the processing of personal data. In simple terms, encryption is a mathematical function that encodes data so that it remains hidden from or inaccessible to unauthorised users. Encryption is important in helping protect information stored on static devices (e.g., mobile phones, laptops) and during transmission. Encrypting personal data whilst it is being transferred will effectively protect data against interception.
There are great open-source educational tools out there. Someone with some IT skills can easily set up a server and host open-source tooling. However, you should be aware that there are some serious risks involved in using self-hosted software:
First, there is no guarantee for uptime of the tool. With self-hosted software, it is usually one person that is hosting and supporting the tool. What will happen if this person gets sick, or leaves the TU Delft for another job? What will happen when a tool goes offline, and this person has no time to fix it?
Secondly, installing a tool is not so difficult, but supporting the tool and servers is the tricky part. Is the tool installed in the best possible way? Who will update the tool, but also the servers? Who will monitor if the tool (or servers) has security issues? Who will make sure that the data is stored long enough (in some cases seven years) and in a safe and secure way?
Finally, who is responsible if something goes wrong? What will happen when the tool is hacked and there is a data breach? Who needs to act and report to the authority? Who needs to pay the fines?
To sum it all up: There are some serious privacy and security risks with using self-hosted tools. If you want to use self-hosted software, make sure to be aware of the risks it may cause you.
Four Quardrant System Board
- Select Quad presentation mode on Operation panel.
- Use the DisplayControl to select with the quadrant in which PowerPoint is running.
- You may continue in this quadrant or close PowerPoint, use the DisplayControl to select quadrant1 and restart PowerPoint again.
- Select full screen on operation panel and choose the proper signal.
Computer display and SMARTboard show only one of the four possible quadrants. Touch the desktop screen or SMARTboard to recall the cursor to that very spot.
- Is power LED on SMARTboard steady green (powered on)?
- If yes, select Quad presentation mode on operation panel. Are all 4 signals present on projection screen?
- If no, check if (PC1, PC2, PC3, PC4) buttons on operation panel are all green. Select/deselect the buttons (make them green).
- Still no picture? Select/deselect the mute button in top right corner of the operation panel
- Still no picture? Call Support.
Somebody has selected another quadrant and left the room without putting things back to the initial position. Close the running (possibly minimalised) applications and reconfigure the set-up.
A presenter tool sends a next/previous signal to the computer. The computer puts that signal through to the active application. With the four quadrants running concurrently, it could be that on that particular moment the active application is the SMARTboard’s notebook or another application. To solve, make Powerpoint the active application by selecting the PowerPoint icon in the taskbar of the desired quadrant.
- Check the two LEDs in the bottom left corner off the board:
- Is the power LED green (powered on)?
- Is the status LED green and steady / not blinking (interaction with PC)?
- Is the computer running?
- If this hasn’t fixed the problem, call Support.
- Select Quad presentation mode on Operation panel
- Use the DisplayControl to select the quadrant in which the full screen image is
- Is the presentation in the same quadrant as the PowerPoint application?
- If Yes and you make use of PowerPoint only:
- Remember the quadrant in which it is running.
- Select full screen on operation panel
- Choose the appropriate quadrant.
- If No and you make use of multiple signals:
- Stop the current presentation
- Select Slide Show in the menu of PowerPoint
- Uncheck Use Presenter View, and select Show on > Primary Monitor.
- It is now in the same quadrant as the application is
- If Yes and you make use of PowerPoint only:
- Decide if PowerPoint is in the correct quadrant.
If not, close PowerPoint, select the appropriate quadrant and and continue.
Grasple is only meant for practicing; for formative testing. For summative testing you need a secured environment. For that we have Mobius. If you want to do formative testing during the semester and a summative test in the end, it is wise to do the formative testing with Mobius as well as you will only need to invest time in learning one tool.
No, you cannot import your Mobius questions to Grasple. If you have a large question bank in Mobius and want to use Grasple, please contact Teaching & Learning Support, so we can see what the options are.
A1: The reason behind this is still unclear, but presumably has to do with correctly enabling the TurningPoint Add-in in the Powerpoint application. There are thus several things you can try to enable the widget:
a. Make sure that the TurningPoint plugin is activated.
- Open Microsoft PowerPoint and go to File > Options > Add-ins. Here you should see that the TurningPoint plugin is inactive.
- Under Manage, select COM Add-ins and click Go…
- In the new COM Add-ins window, checkmark TurningPoint and click OK. This will automatically relaunch the TurningPoint application. Sign in with your login credentials and verify if the PowerPoint widget is now enabled.
b. If step 1 does not work, try re-installing the TurningPoint application.
To add missing PowerPoint plugins, after launching PowerPoint in TurningPoint 8, navigate to File and then Options.
In the new popup window, select Add-ins as shown in the screenshot below. At the bottom of the page, you can select PowerPoint Add-ins under manage and then click Go. In the new popup window, select Add new and browse to find and select the plugin you want to add
More information about TurningPoint can be found on the webpage of Turning Technologies.
You cannot run live polls (i.e. make use of the license) and access the results live/reports while logged in under the same username at the same time.
Students can download the mobile application in Playstore or Appstore and join the polling using the given Session ID.
Students without the mobile application can also join by going to https://ttpoll.eu and entering the given Session ID.
Set up and start the session to get the session ID to enter the session.
There are multiple versions that can be installed. An "install" version, "no-install" version and a "web" version. If you are not looking to integrate the polling in your PowerPoint, you can also create a simple polling in the browser.
- The Install version of Turningpoint requires a complete installation onto the local computer and requires administrator rights to complete the installation.
If you have a TU Delft laptop without administrator rights, this version need to be installed by WPS. When you request TurningPoint Teaching Support will arrange this for you, or you make a request for installing TurningPoint via the Self Service Portal.
- The No-Install version is downloaded as a zipped file that can be placed in any location, such as your desktop, a folder or flash drive. The file must be unzipped and you access the software by double-clicking the TurningPoint.exe file in the folder. For this version you do not need administrator rights.
- There is also the Web version of TurningPoint that can be downloaded, without the need for administrator rights. The primary difference from the other versions is that the content and results are stored online on your Turningpoint account instead of your computer or receiver. The Turningpoint Web version provides the Powerpoint and Anywhere functionalities. Other functionalities will be available via the browser.
- When you do not want to include your poll in a Powerpoint, it is possible to create a poll in the browser without downloading anything.
Which version to install depends on your preferences. The ''No-Install'' version is the most portable and, like the ''Web'' version, does not require administrator rights. Both are therefore more quickly to start with than the regular Install version.
- Contact Study Programme Administration (SPA) for your faculty if the course is available in Osiris but not in Brightspace.
- Contact your faculty contact person (Programme Coordinator) when the course is not available in Osiris.
Once the course is in Osiris, it will automatically be added to Brightspace.
Please contact the Course Manager of the Brightspace course to have you enrolled in the course as an instructor. For more information on roles, please review the page on Roles and Permissions.
If you are enrolled in a Brightspace course you do not belong in, and you keep on getting re-enrolled after being removed from the Brightspace course, please contact your Faculty contact person or Programme Coordinator to have this corrected in Osiris.
Please be aware that SPA is only allowed to change course settings in Osiris after approval of the Faculty Contact person or Programme Coordinator and/or Board of Examiners.
Contact your faculty contact person (Programme Coordinator) to let them correct it in Osiris.
SPA is only allowed to change course settings after approval of the faculty contact person (educational coordinator) and/or board of examiners.
Contact your faculty contact person (Programme Coordinator) to let them correct it in Osiris and the study guide.
Once the quarter is changed, the system automatically creates a new course. If you have been using the incorrect course, Teaching & Learning Support can assist you in moving the content to the correct one.
SPA is only allowed to change course settings after approval of the faculty contact person (Programme Coordinator) and/or board of examiners.
No. All and any choice you add in the Brightspace Matrix can be saved as pdf (click the print icon)
In specific cases, such as in online, blended or flipped courses, some elements need more attention. These elements were placed under this tab.
Click the ‘why’ button per element.
If ‘A’ reflects how you set up x or y in your Brightspace Course, students often perceive this as least desirable. Students have indicated that level B is more desirable, and level C would be facilitating their learning experience best.
C includes B. So Click C.
Click the printer icon.
The document icon allows you to export an empty version of the Brightspace Matrix. You can use this to score your Brightspace course on paper, for instance.
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The first thing to note about assignments is that you can specify Start dates and Due Dates:
- The start date and time indicates when students are able to click on the link.
- Prior to the start date they will see the link’s name, but are not be able to access the link or the content associated with it.
- Between the start date and the due date they can read the link, see what they have to do for the assignment, upload their work until the due date.
- After the due date they will still be able to see the link, access it and upload their work. However, any work uploaded after the due date will be marked as “late”.
Follow these steps to open the assignment to only a selected number of students:
- Go to Assignments and select the arrow next to the assignment name to be able to Edit Assignment.
- Click on Availability Dates & Conditions.
- Click on Manage Special Access
- Click the first button "Allow users with special access to submit files outside the normal availability dates for this folder".
- Then click Add Users to Special Access and then alter the due date for the users you wish to give special access to.
Do not, for the same reason as mentioned earlier, use the end date. Simply adjust the due date. The default due date shown will be the existing due date for the assignment. If you're giving them extra time for example an extra week, select it and select the students for whom this applies.
- Click Save and those students will then be shown in the summary below to have that special access to the folder for the additional time.Now if those students who you've given special access to upload work prior to their new special end date, their work will not be marked as late. If they submit after that special due date of course then it will be marked as late. In this way you can control the access for submissions for the majority of your class as well as make excepts for students in a straight-forward way. The summary list of students who have been given special access will remain in this page, for further reference.
Your assignment needs to be live in order for students to see it in their Ans environment. Make sure the assignment is open for students to enroll themselves (see formative testing) and has a timeslot.
Follow the steps below to add parametrization to a question:
- In the question, scroll down to the Algorithm tab (click on the ’+’ to open).
- Click on Show Designer.
- Under Random Number, create the variables you want to parametrize. For example a and b:
- Click on Add to add the variable.
- Click on Refresh algorithm preview
The variable will now appear in the Algorithm View as shown below.
- Create the solution, based on the randomized variables. In this example, the solution is a*b.
- Next, go to the Question Text tab above.
- Type the question
- Add a Numeric Response Area.
- In the Numeric Part, enter the solution variable (in this case $ab)
- Click Insert
- Save the question and try it out before adding it to a quiz!
You can randomize variables in a question (algorithmic code). You can randomize (shuffle) the answers of a question. And you can randomize your questions. For example: you can give 5 randomized questions from a group of 10 questions.
Yes, after the exam has taken place you can open the so-called Gradebook for each student to view. This is only possible if ALL questions have been graded. Even the questions that do not count for points.
Yes, you can set a maximum amount of words.
You can use the commonly known types: open questions, multiple choice questions and numeric questions. This is the list of all question types in Möbius:
- Clickable Image
- Essay = Open question
- Scanned Document
- Free Body Diagram
- Math App
- Mathematical Formula
- Multiple Choice
If you would like students to answer a single question with both text and an image, you can create a scanned document type question and ask them to upload a pdf file containing both, as combinations of question types aren’t possible.
You can find the videos about Question creation on the website of DigitalEd (scroll down).
Yes, it is possible to add Teaching Assistants to your Möbius course to help you. Do note that these Teaching Assistants need to have employee accounts (@tudelft.nl instead of @student.tudelft.nl) in order to get proper access to the Möbius environment.
Please contact your faculty’s head of ESA or your chair of department for questions regarding the hiring process.
To organise a digital review the assignment has to be graded first. Once that is done, the process to provide a review follow the steps below:
First you have to make sure that the settings in the Mobius assignment are correct.
- Go to the Mobius Year Class in your course in Brightspace.
- In Mobius go to the Content Repository and select the Assignment in question.
- Click Edit and go to 3. Properties.
- Scroll down until you see the section Feedback (After) and make sure the following settings are set:
- Show final grade should be on,
- Show correct answer should be set to always
- Show question feedback to always, in case you've given question feedback.
- Optionally change the Scheduling and Visibility settings.
Here you can choose to restrict the student from viewing the correct answers and feedback until a certain date and time.
After making sure that the settings are correct, you have to add a link to the Mobius gradebook to the course.
Yes, Möbius offers both unproctored and proctored exams. Möbius uses RPnow for online proctored exams. To get a better understanding of how RPnow works, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/9MV37qK2cmg (This video represents the process until 2:38 then the video switches to “Canvas” TU Delft students will be redirected to Möbius.)
If you want an unproctored or proctored exam send an email to email@example.com. They will help you with:
- Advising you on the process of online exams with or without an online proctoring system.
- Supporting you with the use of Möbius.
- Setting up the final policies on your exam.
- Adding your students to your Möbius class.
- Monitoring the course of events during the exams.
- Solving technical problems during exams in cooperation with the functional application manager.
The honour pledge is the first assignment that a student needs to “pass” in a session. Otherwise the student can’t start the (second) actual exam.
We don’t have the capacity at the moment to convert your questions to Möbius. You will have to do this yourself. Möbius has many resources that can help you with authoring questions, see here: https://digitaled.com/support/help/instructor/Content/INST-AUTHORING/Question-Editor.htm
We advise you not to let students upload any written work in a proctored exam. If you want them to upload written work in an unproctored exam you can let them do that in Möbius. They will need to take the following steps:
- Students should take pictures with their mobile phone of all the solutions worked out on paper.
- Students must send these photos to their personal TU Delft e-mail address.
- Students have to go to the inbox of their TU Delft email address to download the documents they just sent to themselves.
- Students must check the quality of the photos and change the name of the document.
- Students should go to the correct question to upload the relevant document in the corresponding answer field.
Students with a valid declaration get 10 minutes per hour extra.
Yes, you could use the Brightspace discussion board for this, but be aware that you have to refresh this board to see the questions. A second option is to let the students send you an email. Make sure it is clear to the students how they can reach you during the exam. For technical issues during an exam students can contact our helpdesk at https://www.exam-support-tudelft.nl/
Digital Exams creates 2 exams with different duration (for example 60 minutes and 70 minutes). The students choose the version in which they belong and the instructor can check afterwards if every student was in the right group.
Yes, unfortunately category and group names cannot contain any diacritics (e.g. ë-ï-é-è-ü-ó-ç-á-à-ä-û-î-í-ô-ú-ñ-â-â). If your set-up contains group names with diacritics, this might cause the pushing of the groups and enrollments to not arrive in their final form in Brightspace. Group descriptions or student names with diacritics should not produce any issues. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you are having this issue and your groups are not being pushed to Brightspace.
It is nearly impossible to prevent students from placing themselves on a waitlist for a group. However, with clear instructions to your students, you might be able to prevent this. Keep in mind though, that until the self-enrollment process has closed the waitlist also makes it easier for students to unenroll if they for whatever reason do not want to be in a group anymore. The waitlist then makes sure that the first person on the waitlist gets promoted to the group. This also ensures that if there are enough students interested in that group, you are not left with empty spots in groups.
Nothing, it is how the tools work unfortunately. The standard Brightspace Group tool (found in the Nav-bar under Collaboration > Groups) allows you to configure groups (incl. self-enrollment) in a more limited manner, for instance, you cannot use start dates for the enrollments. The standard group tool also does not support waitlists. The TU Delft Self-enrollment tool runs on a server hosted at the university, which means that the categories, groups and enrollments do not exist in Brightspace until they are pushed. This also means that the tool is thus not able to pull up and 'take over' any categories and groups that you might have manually configured in Brightspace Groups.
After you have finalised the groups and pushed the enrollments to Brightspace, you can add them manually through the Brightspace Group tool: go to the category, find the group they need to be enrolled in and click on Enroll users. Subsequently, you could also create an additional group and enroll all students that missed the deadline in one group.
Unfortunately it is not possible to delete categories in the Group Self Enrollment Tool. If they are pushed to Brightspace Group Tool, you are able to delete them there, but they will always stay in the list of the Group Self Enrollment Tool.
This error occurs when students have manually deleted the course from their catalogue, but have not officially left the course through Osiris. In order to overcome the error, you must use a work-around using the grades tool:
- Go to Course menu > Grades.
- Make sure you are on the Enter Grades-tab.
- Click on Export.
- Set the following settings:
- Export Grade Items For: All users.
- Key Fields: Both
- Sort by: Personal choice.
- Grade values: none checked
- User Choice: Personal choice, but at least Group membership should be
- Make sure everything under Choose Grades to Export Grade is unchecked.
- You can choose to Export to .CSV or Export To Excel.
Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to integrate MyTimetables with Teams.
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If you wish to use Safari (Mac OS) with Ouriginal, you must configure the browser preferences as outlined below.
- Open Safari
- Click the Safari menu and select Preferences.
- Click the Privacy tab.
- Uncheck the Prevent cross-site tracking box AND uncheck the Block all cookies.
(Both of these preferences must be disabled if you want to use Safari with Ouriginal.)
- Close the Safari Preferences window and refresh or restart your browser.
Because Ouriginal looks for plagiarism, the tool does not look for the type of source. A primary source in Ouriginal therefore means ‘the source that has the most similarity to the assignment’. This is because for plagiarism it does not matter to the tool where the text was found, but that it was found at all. For this reason it is not advised to use Ouriginal as a reference when teaching students how to correctly refer to sources.
The Ouriginal algorithm searches for the least sources with the highest similarity. For example, a similar text can be found on the same Wikipedia page, but it can also be found in three different journals. Ouriginal will then show the Wikipedia page as level 1, since it has the most similar text but the least different sources; and show the three different journal pages as level 2, since it also has similar text but multiple sources.
Unfortunately, Ouriginal has access to fewer journals than you may have grown to expect from using TurnitIn. Ouriginal is working on expanding sources as much as possible. If you are missing a specific source, you can send this to Ouriginal by using the ‘Are you missing a source from the list?’ field in the Sources tab.
It is possible that the source is not available in Ouriginal, and therefore has not been included in the report. You can add the source by:
- Submitting the URL to Ouriginal via the link in the plagiarism report under the Sources-tab.
- In the Analysis Overview click on View the entire document
- Select the Sources-tab.
- Under Are you missing a source from the list?, fill the URL of the source and click on Send.
- It will take approximately a week before the URL is indexed; after that, the document can be resubmitted for an up-to-date plagiarism scan.
- In the Analysis Overview click on View the entire document
- Uploading the suspected source document to an assignment you’ve created for it and running a similarity report.
This will not change the plagiarism score for the original file. To change the original submission’s score, you will need to delete it and resubmit after the suspected source document has been uploaded.
No, unfortunately this is not possible.
The size limit for documents is 200MB. The file formats that are supported by Ouriginal are currently: .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .sxw, .pptx, .pdf, .pdf2.0, .txt, .rtf, .html, .htm, .wps, .odt, .odp, .ods, .tif, .tiff, .ps, .hwp and .pages.
LaTeX is not supported. It is best to convert a LaTeX file to flat text yourself before uploading it to Ouriginal, so that you can double check the text before submitting the file.
This setting is not available for assignments, and it is not feasible to request the removal of multiple documents from the repository. It is only possible on the Quick Submit page for teaching staff. Assignments handed in via Ouriginal Quick submit will be stored in the Ouriginal database, however, they are not used for future similarity reports.
Unfortunately this is not possible in Ouriginal. It is possible to exclude the source from the scan, however if the source is also used outside of quoted text, this would then also be excluded from the report.
Unfortunately this is not possible. You can however exclude certain sources in the plagiarism report.
The Ouriginal database of content comes from three different sources: the World Wide Web, published materials, and previously submitted student materials. All materials previously submitted to the TU Delft via Turnitin have been submitted to the Ouriginal database and will show in the report as a document with the name ‘TU Delft Backlog’.
This would mean that the work is copied from protected student’s work, and can therefore not be accessed by us. You can look at the name and source data to see whether the document is from TU Delft or from another organisation.
Ouriginal does not recognize pictures, links (copied or shared), videos, scanned documents, or protected files. Latex code will have to be converted to flat text before it can be recognized by Ouriginal. Because of the complicated nature of Latex, it is strongly recommended to convert this yourself, or not use Ouriginal at all.
This is not possible unfortunately.
It will only change the way you see the comparison, it will not affect the similarity score.
Anyone with a teaching role in a Brightspace course (Course manager, Instructor and Teaching Assistant) can access the Ouriginal similarity report.
Self-plagiarism is committed when a student submits the same (or updated) document to an assignment enabled for plagiarism by a different instructor; regardless in which course the assignment is given. In such cases, the receiver (instructor) can choose to exclude a source using the Sources tab in the relevant report so that it is not considered plagiarism.
A student cannot commit self-plagiarism if they submit a document several times to any assignment enabled for plagiarism by the same instructor.
The recommendation is that only one instructor enables the plagiarism tool for all the related assignments.
It is possible for a document that has ‘self-plagiarism’ to have less sources than you might expect it to. This is because Ouriginal has found the self-plagiarised document as the main source, and will therefore not look further for some of the text. If you want to do a rerun of the plagiarism scan, you will have to request deletion of both documents, and then re-upload it to have it scanned again. Please contact Teaching & Learning support to help you with this.
Only (regular) students that self-enroll for courses through the Course Catalog have access to the Course Catalog. Contact email@example.com if you are not sure. If you cannot find a course in the Course Catalog, it is possible that the lecturer has not made the course available yet, or the course is not open for self-enrollment. Please contact your lecturer.
You are most likely still enrolled in the Brightspace course in the Course Catalog, even though you are unenrolled from the course. Simply go to the Course Catalog and enroll yourself, then unenroll yourself again. The course should now be removed from your Course Catalog’ My Courses list.
You have most likely been unenrolled from the course by the lecturer, or the course might no longer exist. Please contact your lecturer.
If your course registration was done through Osiris, you can only unenroll from the course in Brightspace after deregistering in Osiris. Otherwise, although it might look like you have successfully unenrolled in Brightspace, Osiris will automatically re-enroll you in the Brightspace course overnight.
Academic Year Transition
Content of last year’s course was not copied if your course belongs to the faculty of Applied Sciences, Architecture and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering and Geosciences or Industrial Design Engineering. Please view the Support Website on how to copy content yourself. If you would like the Support Team to copy it for you, please send an email with the course code, course quarter and course name to firstname.lastname@example.org.