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As the new semester is launching, this is a good time to think about protecting the academic integrity of the online courses. Research does indicate that online students violate academic integrity at the same rates as the face-to-face students. Therefore, it is important to ensure the quality of the degrees offered at FAU by proactively addressing the issue. For this reason, the Center for eLearning is offering several solutions.

Online Exam Solutions

  1. Respondus Monitoring: Faculty review videos of students taking exams. Option free to all faculty for use. Link available in Canvas. Contact idesign@fau.edu for assistance.
  2. RPNow: Company uses scanning software to identify aberrant behaviors which are red flagged for faculty to review. Available for courses 80% or more online. Contact an instructional designer for assistance at idesign@fau.edu .
  3. HonorLock: Assist in protecting test integrity and monitors students’ behavior on the website and on a webcam. Available for courses 80% or more online. Contact an instructional designer for assistance at idesign@fau.edu .

The Center for eLearning also developed a video to guide students into using best practices for preparing for an online exam session. Please include the link into your course.

Online Paper Submissions

Academic integrity includes ensuring that students are turning in original work for their course assignments. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides Turnitin with accessibility through Canvas. Turnitin allows professors or students to submit papers to a review software program that analyzes the amount of content in the paper copied from fellow student papers, the internet, and other published sources. If you are interested, OIT has a Canvas tutorial with more information.

Together, we can protect the integrity of FAU degrees!