Best Practices in Preventing Cheating and Plagiarism

4 Violations of Academic Integrity

Consider a proctored exam, via a proctoring service.

Use SafeAssign and inform students that their submissions will run through SafeAssign Report.

  • SafeAssign is directly integrated with Compass 2g Assignments
  • There are also options using SafeAssign for exam solutions.

Consider a proctored exam, using a Zoom live session.

  • Employ a password on your exam: give the password at the beginning of the Zoom meeting, and then change it, to prevent students who are not in the Zoom session from gaining access (if a classmate sends the password).
  • If your class is small enough, individual Zoom meetings after an exam can be used with your students to defend their work.

Use an Academic Integrity pledge or quiz with students before they begin the exam.

  • Make your expectations clear, provide a definition of academic integrity, and list unacceptable behaviors.

Construct exams with settings that make cheating more difficult.

  • Generate questions from a question pool.
  • Randomize the order of questions and the order of correct answers.
  • Use one page per question, to discourage students from sharing photos of grouped testing material.

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