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Preventing Student Plagiarism: A Guide for Faculty

New! A fun interactive tutorial is now available

Now your students can learn about plagiarism and ways to avoid it by taking an interactive tutorial, which includes a quiz.

Please ask your students to take the tutorial Plagiarism: Why It Should Matter to You and encourage them to let us know what they think about it. Their feedback will help us improve the tutorial, which is currently in BETA.

Please send your comments and suggestions to Olga Hart.


What Is in This Guide

Academic integrity at UC: UC policy towards plagiarism

Plagiarism prevention tips: ideas for assignments and activities, links to tutorials on plagiarism awareness and prevention.

Library and online resources: featured resources on plagiarism awareness and prevention.

SafeAssign: information about the plagiarism prevention service offered by Blackboard.

Plagiarism detection tips: tell-tale signs of plagiarized papers, tools and and strategies for detecting sources of plagiarised papers.

Taking action: links to the information and documentation at the Office of Judicial Affairs.

Comments? Questions?

Please direct your comments, questions, and suggestions about this guide to
Olga Hart (, 556-1850)

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