Academic Integrity, or the ability to produce work with honesty and fairness, is essential to academic study.
This credential explains the concept of academic integrity and its significance within and beyond university. As part of this Cred, students explore the importance of doing one's own work while also acknowledging how other people's ideas have influenced their thinking and writing.
Effort: 60-90 minutes
Skill points: 5
Access the Academic Integrity Awareness cred.
This badge demonstrates to future employers that students are able to:
The Final Assessment for this Cred is a multiple-choice quiz (MCQ).This is auto-marked, with no facilitation involved.
The assessment is designed to test the participants' understanding of topics such as: identifying instances of academic integrity and academic misconduct, the relationship between referencing/citation and academic integrity, how to avoid academic misconduct, and what it means to be a part of an academic community.
There is no time limit for the final assessment and students have an unlimited number of attempts. They are required to achieve a score of 100% to earn their badge.
Academic Integrity Awareness introduces fundamental principles of academic conduct and will benefit:
On completion of this cred, students will have engaged in activity-based learning and will:
Academic Integrity is integral to the values of the University. By embedding this Cred, your students will be provided with the information they need to develop a strong understanding of academic integrity. This will help them to enhance their academic skills and reduce the likelihood of them experiencing any difficulties in this area.
This Cred provides information for students about what academic integrity is and why it is important. It also outlines the potential consequences of academic misconduct and gives advice for maintaining integrity in all aspects of their academic lives. Furthermore, the link between referencing and academic integrity is explained, and information about paraphrasing, citation and referencing is provided.
Armed with this knowledge, students will be able to understand what is expected of members of academic communities and maintain integrity in their studies.
You can add a link to the cred in Canvas using an existing assignment page or by creating a dedicated page.
When embedding a cred in Canvas the following is recommended:
Aligning this Cred with course outcomes:
Note: Speak with your College Creds Specialist or contact the Library Learning Team for more information, email:
Note: Make sure you include your use of the Academic Integrity Awareness cred in your Course Guide information.