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Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

On this page you will find 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 Academic Integrity in Hybrid and Online Assessments Video  PowerPoint Slides

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.

Helpful Documentation
Randomize questions
Display one question at a time
Prohibit back-tracking
Limit test availability window 
Set a time limit
Password protection
Limit feedback after completion
Check papers for plagiarism
Faronics Insight
In class computer monitor proctoring
Have remote exams proctored
Respondus Lockdown Browser
Require Lockdown Browser
Respondus Monitor
Require video recording of testing
UHD Testing Services
Face-to-face proctoring


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Klein, D. (2011). Why learners choose plagiarism: A review of literature. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 7, 97-110.

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

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

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

WCET, UT TeleCampus, and Instructional Technology Council. (2009). Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education. WICHE Website.

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.