Academic Integrity for Finals

November 21, 2022

Start planning for those final exams now – don’t wait until the last minute to set up the tools you need.

Ensuring Academic Integrity during Finals Week

The most effective way to ensure academic integrity is to assign exams and other assessments that are original, incorporate active learning, and can’t be found on the Internet. However, if you find yourself needing some additional assistance in establishing academic integrity, Clemson Online has tools and resources that can help.

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  • There are a few different tools available to Clemson instructors that can restrict what learners can do, or can compare student work to other submissions at Clemson:
    • LockDown Browser with or without Monitor – Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) is a secure browser that allows teachers to administer tests and quizzes on Canvas while also preventing students from printing, copying, going to other websites, or accessing other applications. Respondus Monitor is Respondus LDB plus webcam monitoring. At the start of exams, Respondus Monitor asks students to confirm their identity and verify the appropriateness of their testing environment. During the exam, Respondus Monitor records the student’s webcam. This recording is examined by a Respondus’ artificial intelligence (AI) to generate an integrity report. Faculty can review the recording to verify the AI’s findings.
    • Turnitin – Turnitin produces an “Originality Report” for students’ work by making comparisons that look not only for exact word-for-word matches but also for students’ attempts to mask plagiarism by making superficial changes or mixing several sources without attribution. Student submissions are compared against other submissions at Clemson, as well as material found elsewhere online, such as Wikipedia or Chegg. At Clemson, Turnitin is integrated with Canvas, making it easy to create and distribute assignments.
  • Booking/consultations to help – Clemson Online has an experienced staff of Digital Learning Strategists and Learning Technology Specialists who can help you brainstorm original assessment ideas, set up integrity tools, or troubleshoot issues. You can make an appointment quickly and easily at our bookings site.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 1

Quick Hits: How to Manage Gradebooks – Finalizing Grades

Now that the end of the semester is upon you, it’s time to determine and process final grades. Join us to see what steps you can take to ensure that scores are adding up correctly and that your final grades are accurate. Facilitated by Axel Ruiz, Learning Technology Specialist. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 48 hours prior to the day of the event.

Wednesday, December 7

Workshop Wednesday: Next Semester Prep

As we cross the finish line on another Fall semester, do yourself a small favor before taking your well-deserved winter break: join us to discuss best practices in preparing for next semester. In this session we will cover exporting and importing Canvas course content, identifying one actionable change to make in your course, reviewing your course learning objectives, and ensuring they align with the rest of the course. Join us in person at Cooper 309 or virtually through Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 48 hours prior to the day of the event. Facilitated by James Butler, Digital Learning Strategist.

Review Clemson Online’s Calendar of Events page to look at the rest of the development events we are offering in Fall 2022.

Contact James Butler with any questions about these sessions.

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