Preliminary Examination of a Thesis:
Check the academic writing conventions and references of a thesis, Turnitin control mark, and possible preliminary Turnitin checks (plagiarism check) must be done before initiating the UTUGradu process. A check list for completing the thesis is available for the student(s) in the instructions for students, including naming the file.
Initiate the examination and approval process (=UTUGradu) of a thesis when you have agreed together with the student(s) that the thesis is finished, meaning changes will no longer be made to it (compare to submitting the printed thesis for examination). After initiating the UTUGradu process, the contents of the thesis should no longer be changed.
Pay special attention to copyright and publication as well as accessibility matters. You should go through these matters with the student(s) during the guidance and encourage the student(s) to take them into consideration throughout the thesis process.
Moodle assignments in the supervisor’s Moodle course: PDF/A validator and Turnitin originality check assignments
Image: Moodle course for the UTUGradu process
When the Moodle course is in order, you can initiate the actual examination process. Proceed to the next step of the instructions by clicking Next at the bottom of this page.
For the student(s) to be able to submit their completed thesis for examination, you must first request a Moodle course for the submission, a PDF/A validator and, if necessary, Turnitin originality check assignment(s).
⇒ In order for the submission and examination process of a thesis to work smoothly for the student and in later phases, the creation of the Moodle assignments and courses related to the UTUGradu process is centralised to the personnel responsible for UTUGradu and Moodle support services.
Ordering Moodle course for UTUGradu:
The General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union authorises and obligates to store data only as long as it is necessary. Therefore, according to the retention policy of the University of Turku, the teacher is obligated to reset their Moodle course i.e. delete the students’ information from the course after the theses have been evaluated, the course is concluded, and after 6 months.