Assignment – supporting academic integrity through text-matching software

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This video (2.57 mins) reviews what academic integrity is
and why it is important at Flinders University

Flinders University is committed to the principles of academic integrity:

  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Courage

Breaches of academic integrity include:

  • Plagiarism
  • Collusion
  • Cheating (including exam and contract cheating)
  • Fraud (including fabrication of data)

To promote academic integrity

  • Encourage students to visit the academic integrity website
  • Designing assessment to support academic integrity (Tip sheet)
  • Make sure students know the meaning of academic integrity
    Visit the Academic integrity for students to discover resources available for students
  • Develop student’s academic writing and research skills
    Refer students to the Student Learning Support Service or Library help desk
  • Construct course and assessment design that promotes learning and discourages misconduct
    Academic integrity for staff is a FLO site that contains resources to support course and assessment design, a self-paced online tutorial, and a practice text-matching software dropbox
  • Use text-matching software

    Flinders University has a licence for using text-matching software via Flinders Learning Online (FLO). Staff are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure that they are familiar with the use of text matching software and the interpretation of text-matching similarity reports, as, all text-based student assignments are subject to text-matching. In special circumstances exemptions may be granted. A self-paced online tutorial is available for staff to familiarise themselves with general principles and practices around academic integrity as well as the interpretation of similarity reports produced by text-matching software. This tutorial is equivalent to the face-to-face academic integrity workshop that is offered by the University.

For support in using text-matching software

Understand the rules

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