Academic Integrity Tutorial

The Academic Integrity Tutorial is an optional, interactive tool to help students understand academic integrity at Middlebury. The tutorial may be best used in conjunction with class discussions about academic integrity and assignments that give students the opportunity to practice.

You can take the tutorial at go.middlebury.edu/ait. (When you are asked to enroll, simply log in with your Middlebury username and password.)

FAQ

What is the Academic Integrity Tutorial?
The Academic Integrity Tutorial is an interactive, optional tool to help students understand academic integrity at Middlebury.

What is the purpose of the tutorial?
The tutorial is intended to help students learn about academic integrity interactively and think through concrete scenarios they might encounter while at Middlebury. The tutorial may also provide faculty with insight into aspects of academic integrity with which students struggle.

Who takes the tutorial?
Anyone can take the tutorial. Faculty can optionally assign the tutorial for their classes by linking it from their Course Hub.

What does the tutorial cover?
Among other topics, the tutorial covers the Middlebury Honor Code, the integration of sources in students' work, and plagiarism. It asks students to choose how to best abide by the standards of academic integrity in various contexts. Based on what students choose, they receive automated feedback and further information. Preview the tutorial at go.middlebury.edu/ait(When you are asked to enroll, simply log in with your Middlebury username and password.)

Is the tutorial graded?
No, but faculty are free to incorporate the tutorial into their own grading plans. You may use the tutorial as the basis for a conversation with students in class or online. For example, you might ask students to talk about which questions were most challenging or surprising.

Are First Year Seminar faculty required to assign the tutorial?
Assigning the tutorial is optional; however, the First Year Seminar is an excellent opportunity for students new to Middlebury to learn about academic integrity and the Middlebury Honor Code.

How have faculty used the tutorial in their classes?
The tutorial has been used in a number of ways. Some faculty have assigned the tutorial outside of class, reviewed the results, then discussed the results in class. Some have assigned the tutorial outside of class and not reviewed the results; instead, they've had students self-report (what was difficult? what was surprising?) via email or in person. Some faculty have had students take the tutorial in small groups during class and discuss the content as they work through it. Librarians are ready to help reinforce the principles and practices of academic integrity in the classroom or outside of it; just ask if you’d like our assistance.

Where can I find the tutorial?
You may preview the tutorial at go.middlebury.edu/ait. (When you are asked to enroll, simply log in with your Middlebury username and password.) To link the tutorial with your course, visit Course Hub.

How was the tutorial developed?
The tutorial was developed in 2013 by the Honor Code Review committee, a faculty and student committee. It was adapted in large part from a tutorial collaboratively created by Middlebury, Bates, Colby, and Bowdoin. It has been used at Middlebury since Fall 2013.

How can faculty get help with the tutorial?
See your liaison librarian for advice on connecting your students with the tutorial and using it in your class. 

Contact Canvas staff for advice on navigating the tutorial and viewing student responses.  Canvas support is available every day at all hours. After you've logged into the tutorial in Canvas, you should see a "Help" button in the lower left. This will lead you to options for online help, live chat, or phone support. 

What other resources do we have to support academic integrity?
The Library's Citation Guide provides an overview of why scholars cite their sources and gives examples in APA, Chicago, and MLA of commonly cited formats. Students may find it easier to consistently cite if they use citation management tools like Zotero. See also Middlebury's Honor Code

Where can I share my feedback on the tutorial?
We are interested in hearing your thoughts on the tutorial, including suggestions for revisions and examples of how you’ve used it. The tutorial has been revised several times, and we want to be sure it continues to meet your needs. Please send feedback to Carrie Macfarlane, Director of Research & Instruction (cmacfarl@middlebury.edu, x5018). Your suggestions will be shared with the Director of the First Year Seminar Program and the Associate Dean for Judicial Affairs and Student Life.  Any revisions will be implemented during the summer (sooner if warranted).

How to Give Your Students Access

To make the tutorial available to your students, add the tutorial to the Course Hub for your class. This will make it easier for you to learn who has, and who has not, taken the tutorial.

  1. Go to Course Hub and log in.
  2. Find your class and click Manage Resources.
  3. Click Add a resource.
  4. Click Shared Canvas Resource

    Shared Canvas Resource in Course Hub
  5. Choose Academic Integrity Tutorial.
  6. Click Save. A link to the tutorial will be added to your Course Hub.
How to See the Results

Option 1: Check the results independently. 

To see how your class responded to each question, follow the instructions here: Once I publish my quiz, what kinds of quiz statistics are available. For each question, you'll see a report of how many students answered correctly. 

If you would like to know who has taken the tutorial, click on the "Student Analysis" button. This will produce a list in spreadsheet format.

For advice on navigating the tutorial and viewing student responses, contact Canvas staff.  Canvas support is available every day at all hours. After you've logged into Canvas, you should see a "Help" button in the lower left. This will lead you to options for online help, live chat, or phone support. (You must log in to Canvas first because the "Help" button will generate different options  depending on the role of the user.)

Option 2: We will email you the results. 

Please contact us if you would like a summary of who has taken the tutorial and/or a report on how your students performed. Advanced notice is appreciated. 
Carrie Macfarlane (cmacfarl@middlebury.edu, x5018) 
Joe Antonioli (jantonio@middlebury.edu, x3062)

Contact

Help
See your liaison librarian for advice on connecting your students with the tutorial and using it in your class. 

Contact Canvas staff for advice on navigating the tutorial and viewing student responses. Canvas support is available every day at all hours. After you've logged into the tutorial in Canvas, you should see a "Help" button in the lower left. This will lead you to options for online help, live chat, or phone support. (You must log in to Canvas first because the "Help" button will generate different options  depending on the role of the user.)

Feedback
We welcome your feedback on the Academic Integrity Tutorial. Please contact Carrie Macfarlane (cmacfarl@middlebury.edu, x5018).

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