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Instructions for Completing the Self-Study Component

Step-by-Step Instructions for Completing the Self-Study Component

Note: These instructions are repeated in the GRIP Web Self Study Manual on the “Instructions” page.

A. Become familiar with the resources for this component.

  1. Read the “Introduction” section of this self-study manual.
  2. Using a Web browser access the GRIP Web site at: www.mun.ca/sgs/grip.
  3. Browse the site and become familiar with the information and instructions provided.

B. Set up your access to the case study questions in Desire2Learn.

The GRIP Web site is located on one of Memorial’s Web servers. The site makes use of Desire2Learn, a Web-based, course tools software, to manage and track student access, deliver feedback to the case study questions, and to record your score. The case study questions are accessible only to registered users. Your account information and progress through the Desire2Learn component of GRIP is accessible only by the Desire2Learn system administrator and the GRIP administrator.

Desire2Learn requires that a value be assigned to each response. Therefore, each set of case-study question responses is ranked—the most appropriate response is assigned the highest point value. In addition to scoring and recording your responses, Desire2Learn will track the amount of time spent working on each question. These are functions of the Desire2Learn system and have no bearing on your transcript entry.

  1. Go to the GRIP home page and click on “Case Study Questions”
  2. Click on “Desire2Learn Login” near the bottom of the navigation bar on the left side of the screen.
  3. Complete the resulting form using your MUN Login ID and password. Click on the “Login” button.
  4. You will get a “My Home” page with your name at the top indicating that you have successfully logged in.
  5. This page includes a link to the “Graduate Research Integrity Programme”. You may end your online session by clicking on the “Logout” link at the top right of the screen. Then close/exit your Web browser. This will ensure your Desire2Learn account is kept secure.

C. Complete the five integrity topics.

For each section:

  1. Read the introductory material in the GRIP manual.
  2. Refer to the policies and guidelines identified in the introductory material. These policies and guidelines are available on the “Resources” page of the GRIP Web site (www.mun.ca/sgs/grip/grip_resources.php).
  3. Read the case studies and related questions in the manual.
  4. Analyze the case and consider your response to the questions.

D. For each integrity topic, answer the case study questions online.

  1. On the GRIP home page (www.mun.ca/sgs/grip), click on “Case Study Questions”.
  2. Read the information provided and when ready to proceed, click on “Desire2Learn Login” near the bottom of the navigation bar on the left side of the screen.
  3. When the Desire2Learn login page appears, enter your MUN Login ID and password and click on the “Login” button.
  4. Click on “Graduate Research Integrity Programme” under the Courses title.
  5. If you would like to refer to the on-line policies and guidelines while answering the case study questions, click on the “Resources” link before beginning the case study questions. This will open in a new tab or window.
  6. Click on “Case Study Questions”.
  7. Select the case study you are working on.
  8. Carefully read all instructions and when ready to begin, click on the “Start Quiz!” button.
  9. Allow the quiz to finish loading completely before you press any buttons. Indicate what you believe to be the best response to each of the questions by clicking on the corresponding button.
  10. For each response, click “Save” to record your response. You can change your response by choosing a new answer and pressing “Save”. You can change your response any number of times until you click on “Go to Submit Quiz” at the bottom of the page.
  11. When you have answered all the questions, submit your answers by clicking on the “Submit Quiz” button at the bottom of the page. The system will notify you if there are unanswered questions. If you have not answered all questions and choose to proceed, those questions will receive a score of zero (0).
  12. On the screen that follows, you will see your grade. Click on “View Feedback” and receive feedback on the responses you submitted.

Although you may access and complete the questions again, the printout of your score on the case study questions will reflect the first answers you submitted.

A record of your score, showing that you have completed the case study questions, must be printed and submitted to your supervisor/advisor.

Remember, to keep your Desire2Learn account secure, end your online session by clicking on the “Logout” link near the top right of the screen. Then, exit/close your Web browser.

E. Complete the Self-Check for the integrity topic you are working on.

  1. On the GRIP home page (www.mun.ca/sgs/grip), click on “Self-Checks”.
  2. Read the information provided and when ready to proceed, click on the integrity topic you want to work on. The self-check questions for that section appear.
  3. Indicate your response for all questions then click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page. The “Reset” button will clear all responses.
  4. The self-check questions appear again but this time with important feedback based on your response.
  5. Use the “Print” button to print the feedback page. At the conclusion of GRIP, a copy of this feedback for each of the five integrity topics must be submitted to your supervisor/advisor.

Repeat steps C, D, and E until you have completed all five integrity topics.

When you are ready to end your on-line session, exit or close your Web browser.

F. Printout your case study questions score sheet.

A copy of your case study question score sheet must be given to your supervisor/advisor upon completion of GRIP.

  1. From the GRIP home page, click on “Case Study Questions” then “Desire2Learn Log on”.
  2. Log on to your “My Home”, click on the Graduate Research Integrity Programme link, and then click on “Case Study Questions Score Sheet” in the course navigation bar.
  3. Click anywhere in the frame containing the table of your scores. This will ensure that the frame containing your scores is active and will be the frame printed.
  4. Firefox and Internet Explorer users must go to the “File” menu, select Print, then in the Print window, under Print frames (in some versions, Print frames is located under the Print Options tab), make sure “The selected frame” is selected before clicking on the “OK” button.
    Netscape users must go to the “File” menu, select Print Frame, and then click on the “OK” button in the Print window.

G. Complete the “Journal Entry”.

The “Journal Entry” form is located in the Final Assessment section of the GRIP manual. A completed copy of this form must be given to your supervisor/advisor upon completion of GRIP.

H. Complete the “Graduate Research Integrity Programme Evaluation (GRIPE)” form.

The “GRIPE” form is located in the Final Assessment section of the GRIP manual. Forward the form to the School of Graduate Studies.

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