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​Here are some resources available to faculty looking to promote academic integrity in their hybrid and online courses. For more information on pedagogical practices related to promoting academic integrity, contact Georges Detiveaux in the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. For technology assistance with academic integrity tools, visit the TTLC


The above video can also be accessed at this link. The PowerPoint slides are here

In an effort to promote academic integrity in all our course offerings - traditional, hybrid, and online - UHD's Technology Teaching and Learning Center has compiled a list of available technology tools for instructors to consider implementing when creating and delivering their assessments online.

In addition to these technology strategies for preventing cheating in implementing online assessments, we provide below a list of peer-reviewed publications on the topic of online learning and academic dishonesty.

​System​StrategyHelpful Documentation
Blackboard​Randomize questionsCreate Random Question Sets
​​Blackboard​Display one question at a timeEditing the Test Presentation
​​Blackboard​Prohibit back-trackingEditing the Test Presentation
​​BlackboardLimit test availability window 
Limiting Test Availability
​​Blackboard​Set a time limitSetting a Test Timer
​​Blackboard​Password protectionSetting a Password on a Test
​​Blackboard​Limit feedback after completionSetting Result And Feedback Options
​Turnitin​Check papers for plagiarism
Creating a Turnitin Assignment
​Faronics Insight
​In class computer monitor proctoring
Using the Insight Console
​​ProctorU​Have remote exams proctoredHow ProctorU Works
Respondus Lockdown Browser​Require Lockdown BrowserEnabling Lockdown Browser
Respondus MonitorRequire video recording of testingEnabling Respondus Monitor
UHD Testing Services​Face-to-face proctoringUHD Testing Services Page

Online Learning and Academic Dishonesty in Academic Peer-reviewed Publications
Black, E. W., Greaser, J., & Dawson, K. (2008). Academic dishonesty in traditional and online classrooms: Does the “media equation” hold true? Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 12, 23-30. Retrieved from

Chiesel, N. (2007). Pragmatic methods to reduce dishonesty in web-based courses. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 8, 203-2011. Retrieved from

Yates, R. W., & Beaudrie B. (2009). The impact of online assessment on grades in community college distance education mathematics courses. The American Journal of Distance Education, 23, 62-70. DOI: 10.1080/08923640902850601.

Englander, F., Fask, A., & Wang, Z. (2011). Comment on “The impact of online assessment on grades in community college distance education mathematics courses” by Ronald W. Yates and Brian Beaudrie. The American Journal of Distance Education, 25, 114-120. DOI: 10.1080/08923647.2011.565243.

Galbraith, M. W., & Jones, M. S. (2010). Understanding incivility in online teaching. Journal of Adult Education, 39, 1-10. Retrieved from

Harmon, O. R., & Lambrinos, J. (2008). Are online exams an invitation to cheat? Journal of Economic Education, 39, 116-125. DOI:10.3200/JECE.39.2.116-125.

Hatcher, M., Henson, J. M., LaRosa, P. (2010). Learning information systems concepts: A comparison of student perceptions in a web-based setting versus a traditional classroom setting. The International Journal of Learning, 17, 399-406. Retrieved from

Jocoy, C., & DiBiase, D. (2006). Plagiarism by adult learners online: A case study in detection and remediation. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 7, 1-15. Retrieved from

Khare, A., & Lam, H. (2008). Assessing student achievement and progress with online examinations: Some pedagogical and technical issues. International Journal of E-Learning, 7, 383-402. Retrieved from

Klein, D. (2011). Why learners choose plagiarism: A review of literature. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 7, 97-110. Retrieved from…/journa…/ijello/publications

Schmidt, S. M. P., Ralph, D. L., Buskirk, B. (2009). Utilizing online exams: A case study. Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 6, 1-8. Retrieved from

Spaulding, M. (2009). Perceptions of academic honesty in online vs. face-to-face classrooms. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 8, 183-198. Retrieved from

Styron, J., & Styron, Jr., R. A. (2010). Student cheating and alternative web-based assessment. Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 7, 37-42. Retrieved from

WCET, UT TeleCampus, and Instructional Technology Council. (2009). Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education. WICHE Website. Retrieved from…/studentauthentica…/BestPractices.pdf

Underwood, J., & Szabo, A. (2003). Academic offense and e-learning: Individual propensities in cheating. British Journal of Educational Technology, 34, 467-477. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8535.00343.

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