Academic Integrity

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Adhering to the Code of Conduct

Students in online classes are expected to adhere to the Code of Student Conduct as it applies to Academic Integrity. Students should be reminded of these policies in the Syllabus.

Academic integrity is best maintained through continuous engagement of students and by applying assessment methods that require application of knowledge rather than memorization.

Some assessments should be designed to mimic authentic environments to facilitate knowledge transfer. Examples include role-playing, scenario-based questions, clinical experience, or practical application of knowledge.

Tips and Tricks

Incorporate acknowledgement of the Code of Student Conduct into the written instructions for major tests and assignments in Blackboard, as for example: “I acknowledge that the University has a Code of Conduct…… by clicking begin (next, submit, etc.) I agree to adhere to…..


Authentic Learning

Authentic learning is multi-disciplinary, skills-based learning in a real-life context, demonstrating to students that their learning is connected, relevant, and can have an impact upon the world around them, as well as their future selves.


Part of Blackboard’s Assignment Tool, SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works. SafeAssign is effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool. Use SafeAssign to review assignment submissions for originality and create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase.

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