Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Alan Francis
Alan Francis, Charlotte Larkin

Academic integrity and plagiarism have come to the forefront with the continued growth of online courses. Instructors often use, over a period of several semesters, the same questions pulled from standard publisher test banks for use in their online course quizzes and exams without any alteration of question order or answer choices. This “lack of alteration” has resulted in the possibility of students sharing test answers with current and future students enrolled in the same online course(s). Changing question order and answer choices in test questions could be a possible solution to lapses in testing integrity and might decrease cheating on online tests.

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