Academic Integrity and Classroom Expectations
You can reduce and even prevent academic misconduct through clear instructions and classroom policies, regardless of how class is delivered. We recommend including a statement about academic integrity expectations on your syllabus.
Consider adding a statement about ChatGPT and AI to your syllabus. Visit the Center for Teaching and Learning's 5 Things to Know about ChatGPT to learn more.
Academic Integrity Tips
Use these categorized tips to support academic integrity in class.
- Clearly state what is acceptable and unacceptable for groupwork on class assignments, if groupwork is permitted.
- Use clear, direct language to explain what resources students can have with them when they complete an assessment (ex. a calculator).
- Share written expectations for group chat apps used by students. These apps can be valuable resources for studying, but also make it easy to share inappropriate material or information. Provide clear instructions what information from class is and is not allowed to be shared outside of class/Canvas, etc., (ex. remind students that sharing exam answers is strictly prohibited if that is a course policy).
- For papers, use TurnItIn or iThenticate to check for plagiarism.
- Canvas has options to check for and prevent academic misconduct.
- When creating assessments in Canvas, use question groups/banks so students will see different questions in different orders. Learn how from Canvas.
- Canvas allows instructors to see when and how students are interacting with the system. If concerned about improper access to Canvas resources during an assessment (besides that assessment), check.
- For all these tools, it is important that if a tool flags a student for further review, the information must be reviewed to see if there has been a potential violation or a false flag.