Online Test Administration and Ensuring Academic Integrity

Best Practices for Online Test Administration

  • Have students complete a practice quiz that uses LockDown Browser + Respondus Monitor to ensure they have installed both applications correctly.
  • Randomize quiz questions.
  • Modify Lockdown Browser settings to lock students into the browser until exam is completed.
  • Allow access to specific external web domains, if necessary.
  • Require a webcam check, environment check and student photo ID.

Best Practices to Ensure Academic Integrity

No system is foolproof. See these tips for consideration.

  • No system is foolproof, below are a few tips for consideration.
  • Research shows that educating students about academic integrity is more effective than enforcement alone, so explain to students why doing their own work is important.
  • Add the language to your syllabus about Academic Integrity, for example:

Academic Integrity

The university code of academic integrity will be strictly enforced in this course. According to the East Carolina University Honor Code, violations of academic integrity include the following:

  • Cheating. Unauthorized aid or assistance or the giving or receiving of unfair advantage on any form of academic work.
  • Plagiarism. Copying the language, structure, ideas, and/or thoughts of another and adopting same as one’s own original work.
  • Falsification. Statement of any untruth, either spoken or written, regarding any circumstances relative to academic work.
  • Multiple submission. The submission of substantial portions of the same academic work for credit more than once without authorization from the faculty member who receives the later submission.
  • Attempts. Attempting any act, that if completed, would constitute an academic integrity violation as defined herein.
  • Violation assistance. Knowingly helping or attempting to help someone else in an act that constitutes an academic integrity violation.

For more information about university policies concerning academic integrity, please visit the Student Code Conduct Process Regulation If you violate the Student Code of Conduct, you will be reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities for disciplinary action. The penalties for violating the university code of academic integrity range from failure in the course to expulsion from the university.


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