Monthly Archives: December 2014

HCTM Incomplete Grade Contract

Download a copy of the HCTM Incomplete Grade Form here:
Incomplete Contract (pdf)

If you are with another Bellevue College program check with your Division and they can provide you with a similar contract appropriate for your class.

What is an Incomplete Grade?
A student who has performed at a passing level during the quarter but is unable to complete the course requirements may receive an Incomplete (“I”) grade when requested by the student and approved by the instructor (this request must occur during the term in which the “I” grade is being considered; once a course grade has been issued, an “I” grade option cannot be exercised).

An “I” grade is appropriate when the student:

  • has already completed a majority of work for the course (as determined by the instructor)
  • is unable to finish the remaining coursework by the end of the quarter due to extenuating
    circumstances, AND
  • is able to complete the coursework with no additional instruction or in-class attendance.
    The student and instructor must complete and sign an Incomplete Grade Contract which delineates remaining work to be completed.


Turnitin with Canvas

Turnitin is an external tool that helps educators evaluate the authenticity and quality of submitted papers. Essentially its main function is to return a percentage value for the content in a paper that is used from an outside resource. In order to utilize Turnit in:

1. Create a new Assignment in your course Assignment area.


2. Add a name, due date, and point value as you normally would for any assignment.




3. In the Assignment type window you will want to select file upload or text entry. You may select both options. In addition you want to select Enable Turnitin Submissions.



4. When a student uploads a Word document, or enters text directly into the assignment submission area it will be verified with the Turnitin service. You can see how this work by going into Student View yourself and uploading a text file to test it.

5. It can take a few minutes for Turnitin to analyze a student’s submission. The image below shows a completed analysis by Turnitin. According to Turnitin the submission contains 97% of its content directly for other sources. Notice that it also shows the url for the sources in the right hand column.


6. If you are submitting a test assignment from your own student view then you will want to give Turnitin 30 minutes to process the paper. It is analyzing the submission against millions of other resources and this may take some time to complete. Also, Turnitin stresses that it is not searching for plagiarism. It is just showing how much information is used from outside resources. Depending on how the student has cited their sources and quoted the original material, a high percentage may still be acceptable for submission.

7. A Youtube tutorial that I found useful for integrating Turnitin with Canvas: