Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom

What is Academic Integrity?

Academic integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia that governs the behaviors of students, faculty and staff. Ohio State further defines academic integrity as a commitment to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) supports the university community in adhering to this commitment in online courses and programs. ODEE provides academic integrity resources for use during every step of the course creation and delivery process.

In-Person Proctoring 

Proctoring at Ohio State ensures academic integrity during exams taken on-campus or in an online classroom. Instructors are encouraged to utilize the university’s suggested proctoring options for online exams to ensure fairness across courses. 

Online Proctoring 

Proctorio is an online proctoring solution that is fully integrated into CarmenCanvas and ensures academic integrity during exams taken online. The tool allows for flexibility in time and location of proctored exams. Learn more about Proctorio and find the recommended syllabus language in the Resource Center.

More on Academic Integrity at Ohio State

The Office of Academic Affairs' Committee on Academic Misconduct is centrally responsible for maintaining the academic integrity of The Ohio State University. This committee establishes procedures for and investigates all reported cases of alleged academic misconduct.