Blackboard: Academic Integrity

You can provide students with this 1-question “test” in Blackboard as a reminder to review the University’s Code of Academic Integrity.

Click here to see a preview of the test questions

  1. Question 1: I have downloaded, read, and will abide by the
    University of Vermont’s Code of Academic Integrity policy.
    Download PDF. [yes] or [no]

If the student selects no they will see the following feedback: You have chosen not to abide by UVM’s Code of Academic Integrity. Your instructor will contact you regarding this soon.

How to Add the Test to Your Course

The following steps outline how to import and deploy a test to students.  For more details on using tests in your blackboard course, see the article on using Tests in Blackboard.

Part 1: Download the test and import it into your course

  1. Download the zip file
  2. In your Blackboard Course go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  3. Click the Tests link.
  4. Click Import Test, then click on Browse My Computer to select the zip file you just downloaded.Arrow pointing to the import test button
  5. Click Open and then click Submit.

Part 2: Deploy the test to students

  1. Go to a Content Area, such as the Syllabus.
  2. Click the Assessments button and choose Test.
  3. You should see Academic Integrity Agreement listed. Select it and click Submit.
  4. You should now be on the “Test Options” page. Here, under Test Availability, click Yes next to Make the Link AvailableArrow pointing to the option to make the test link available.
  5. Scroll down to Self Assessment Options and UN-check the box next to Include this Test in Grade Center Score Calculations (assuming you don’t want student to receive credit for it towards their grade).Arrow pointing to unchecked box next to include in grade center calculations.
  6. Under Show Test Results and Feedback To Students, you can check the box next to All Answers as well as below the Feedback column for the first row. Arrow pointing to boxes to check to show answers and feedback after submission.
  7. Click Submit.

Verify students’ agreement

To see which students have opened the file and answered yes, go to the Grade Center. In the column that Bb automatically created for this test, you should see a “1” for tests completed correctly (1 point for the question). No grade means they have not taken the test. A zero grade means they did not agree to the policy.

Again, the point won’t be included in their Grade Center total calculations if you followed Step 5 and un-checked the box below Self Assessment Options.

Updated on April 6, 2020

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