I asked the question of faculty using Turitin within their Vista class sections how they feel about using it. How would they feel about it going away? The responses I got the week before school started in August was impressive. I’d like very much to keep that conversation going. For the fall semester 2010, we have instructors using Turnitin powerlinked into 696 Vista classes. We have 7,604 students registered in those classes intending to use it to turn in papers and check for originality against a huge database of written work. Plagiarism being the question, how to cite resources properly, and determing originality of work, being the main reasons faculty use this software service. Let me include some comments from faculty below. Feel free to add your comments to this blog. If you are new to Turnitin and want to try it in your class, contact Claudine Franquet, our Turnitin administrator and TLP Instructional Technology Consultant at x5551. For additional conversations around Turnitin’s future with Chico State, feel free to contact me, Laura Sederberg, manager of TLP, x4326.