Academic Integrity,  Educational Technology,  Generative AI

New Module on GenAI added to Academic Integrity Tutorial

The Academic Integrity Tutorial has a new addition entitled Understanding Generative AI which focusses on the ethical and responsible use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) in university.  ChatGPT is one tool among thousands that fall under the GenAI category.

This means there are now 4 modules that each take about 45 minutes to complete (a total of about 3 hours for most students).

Module 1 – Understanding Academic Integrity

Module 2 – Understanding Generative AI

Module 3 – Developing Skills that Prevent Academic Misconduct

Module 4 – Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities


The open version of the tutorial as always, is available on the Library’s website. Each end-of-module quiz generates a certificate as proof of completion.

You can assign single modules and this may be an approach if it’s the GenAI module of specific interest this Fall.


And, now available on Canvas!

You can find  the tutorial in Canvas Commons and download it into your course.  This version is only accessible to students registered in the course where instructors have made the content available.

But, certificates are not possible in Canvas so proof of completion is only available as a grade in courses where students are required to complete it as part of their coursework.  In this case, students should be encouraged to take a screenshot of their grade book as proof in case they are asked to complete the tutorial again in a subsequent course.


Remember, students need to know your expectations

Academic integrity training modules such as ours at USask are designed for the entire student body.  They build general awareness and if you want to support more specific skills for avoiding academic misconduct errors that concerns you, consider how you can contextualize or build on the content so that students in your course can become crystal clear on your expectations for your assessments.

It is important to give students practice and feedback with the skills they need for academic integrity.