Loyola University Chicago

Office of Online Learning

Academic Integrity Toolbox for Online Courses

Academic integrity in online courses can be promoted through a variety of different methods, and well-designed courses usually employ more than one strategy at once. On this and the following pages, you'll find OOL’s Academic Integrity Toolbox, a guide to understanding ways to better ensure students follow the Academic Integrity Code in online environments. The Toolbox is divided into three general sections, based on some common approaches to promoting honesty: 

  1. University Guidelines and Support – The University provides a set of guidelines and an Academic Integrity statement to which instructors can refer their online students. Instructors can also encourage or incentivize the use of several free University support services that help students complete work that abides by the academic integrity standards.
  2. Community of Integrity – Instructors can also promote academic integrity by working closely with students to create a “community of integrity,” in which students are more closely involved with the process of creating and understanding an online course’s policies and practices.
  3. Prevention and Detection – Leveraging educational technologies, as well as some good course design strategies, instructors can promote academic honesty as well as more original student work in their online courses. This final section covers some of the most effective methods and tools.

Note that while most courses will use a combination of these general approaches, not every strategy presented will be effective for every course or group of students. Programs and instructors seeking additional assistance with choosing the most appropriate integirty strategies for their online courses can contact the Office of Online Learning at online@luc.edu or fill out the Request Services Form.

To start, select University Guidelines and Support below, or click on one of the links above.

University Guidelines and Support

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