Student Resources

Library Services

You will find a link to Library Services in each of your ICCOC online courses on the left-hand side in the Course Navigation.  Click on the Library Services link in your course to access an extensive collection of journal articles, full-text books, reports, newspapers and current events.  

Remember, the Library staff at your college is there to assist you.  
Consortium Library Contacts
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Online Tutoring  

Each student enrolled in a fully-online course, hybrid course or eCompanion has access to online tutoring services through Smarthinking
 
Each student enrolled in a course through the ICCOC has a total of 15 hours of tutoring services for the academic year (August through July), regardless of how many courses the student is taking.

Students access this service by clicking on the Online Tutoring link located in each course on the left-hand side in the Course Navigation.  An additional username or password is not needed to access Smarthinking.

  
Smarthinking’s online tutoring and writing services support online or on-campus students. Students can connect on demand with an expert tutor for a drop-in session 24 hours a day, schedule an appointment in advance, submit writing for detailed review, or ask a question offline.​​ 
 
Smarthinking is available from anywhere and at anytime via an ICCOC online course.  Students can: 
  • Connect and interact with a live tutor
  • Submit a writing assignment for any of their classes to one of the essay centers
  • Submit a question and receive a response within 24 hours
  • Utilize the academic resources provided to look for answers to their questions before engaging a tutor
  • Schedule a personal session with a tutor
  • Collaborate with other ICCOC students using a whiteboard and even invite a tutor with Group Tutoring
 
Smarthinking Information & Resources


 







 
Hours of Service
Subjects
Please note that the listing of subjects is a complete listing of all Smarthinking subjects; however, the ICCOC may not subscribe to all subjects.
Tutorials
Watch videos to learn how to use Drop In Tutoring, how to schedule a tutoring session, how to use writing feedback, how to use the whiteboard and more.
Customer Service
If Smarthinking Customer Service is unable to resolve your issue, please contact the ICCOC Student Services Manager, Tracy Sleep, at tsleep@scciowa.edu. 

What is Plagiarism?

Turnitin

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection software tool used for the purpose of helping students learn about and prevent plagiarism in written work.

Students will have access to Turnitin if an instructor has decided to use Turnitin in a particular course.


In Canvas, learn How to Submit a Turnitin Assignment .

For more information or assistance, contact your instructor.
All of the following are considered plagiarism:
 
  • copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
  • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up  the majority of your work even when you give credit
For more information about plagiarism, visit:   www.plagiarism.org