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Academic Integrity

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Academic integrity is a commitment to, and the demonstration of, honest and responsible scholarship. It's important to support student learning in an online environment while educating them about maintaining academic integrity through the utilization of D2L tools. 

It’s a myth that students cheat more in online courses than traditional face-to-face courses. There is almost 20 years of research to support this. Cheating may happen differently in online courses, but that does not mean it increases.


Examples of Academic Misconduct in Online Courses

  • More use of unauthorized materials, such as cheat sheets, sharing or downloading answers, etc.
  • More use of unauthorized third parties, such as homework completion sites; hiring someone to complete an assessment or exam, etc. 

Promoting academic integrity is important for all courses, regardless of delivery method. Remote learning may produce some unique challenges, but many of the same principles apply. 

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Use Cases
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  • Using a Quiz Question Pool: Within CourseLink Quizzes, you have the option to give students a random set of questions from a larger pool; this effectively gives each student a different set of questions.  
  • Randomize answer order: Use the randomize answer order for multiple-choice questionsStudents will be given the same options, but the display order will differ between students.  
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