Faculty members teaching online courses can assist in online identity verification.
Encouraging Academic Integrity
Keep these best practices in mind as you develop your online course:
- Watch for changes in your students' academic performance or writing style
- Include a variety of formative and summative assessment instruments
- Create unique assignments for online courses
- Require that written assignments be submitted in steps
- Use time limits for online quizzes
- Use plagiarism detection software, such as TurnItIn (available through D2L, our learning management system)
For questions and concerns about encouraging academic integrity or help using TurnItIn, please email DistanceEd@cheyney.edu.
Academic Integrity Links
Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education - WCET, UT TeleCampus, and Instructional Technology Council
Are Your Online Students Really the Ones Registered for the Course? A WCET Briefing Paper - Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Ethics and Distance Education: Strategies for Minimizing Academic Dishonesty in Online Assessment - Melissa R. Olt, M.A., M.S.
Curbing Academic Dishonesty in Online Courses – Mike McNett, University of Illinois
Designing Online Courses to Discourage Dishonesty – Barbara Christe