Preventing cheating on quizzes, tests, and exams

Cheating on Quizzes, Tests or Final Examinations is a serious type of Academic Misconduct at the University of Manitoba (see the Student Academic Misconduct Procedure). Fortunately, there are several strategies you can use to help students avoid making poor decisions.

In designing the test or exam

Modify your tests and exams every term.

Where possible, use long answer or essay format.

Prepare students for the quiz, test, or exam.

Exam procedure and security

After the test or exam


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