Academic integrity

The work you submit must be your own and all sources must be acknowledged. There are serious consequences for not committing to your academic obligations, so we have developed a subject to help.

Academic integrity is the expectation that teachers, students, researchers and all members of the academic community act with: honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. Breaching academic integrity is also known as ‘academic misconduct’.

  • The Academic Integrity subject takes about 1.5 hours to complete.
  • It is a mandatory subject for all Charles Sturt students.
  • If you have not completed the Academic Integrity subject by the end of session, your grades will not be visible to you in line with our Academic Integrity Policy.

How to complete the subject

  1. Work through the Academic Integrity subject in Interact2.
  2. Complete the quizzes to demonstrate your understanding.

There are five short quizzes to complete. You will need to score 80% on each quiz to demonstrate your competence.

The subject takes about 1.5 hours to complete. You do not need to complete it all at once.

In most cases, you only need to complete this subject once. However, if you receive a finding of academic misconduct, you may be required to repeat the subject.

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Each faculty has their own variation of the course.

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You can also access this subject from your Interact2/blackboard dashboard.

Once you complete the subject

Once you complete the Academic Integrity subject, it is noted on your student record.

You can also check if you've completed the subject from the 'Non-course subjects' section of your Student Portal dashboard (shown with a green tick if complete, as per the image below).

If the subject is complete, the green tick shows next to a subject called AI-Academic-Integrity in your list of subjects.

Do you have two student records?

Some of our students have two active student IDs, as they may have completed a different course previously, or are studying in concurrent sessions.

If you have two active student IDs (an A and B ID) you only need to complete this subject once. You are only enrolled in the Academic Integrity Subject once. If you have trouble getting into the subject under one ID, please try logging in under your other ID/username. If you receive communication but are confident you've completed the subject, you may have an A and B ID.

When you complete the Academic Integrity subject, the grade hold will be removed from both A and B IDs.

Previous versions of the subject

After 24 Feb 2020

After 24 February 2020

If you've completed the Academic Integrity subject since late February 2020, you will not need to complete it again.

Before 24 Feb 2020

Before 24 February 2020

If you completed a previous version of the subject before late February 2020, you will need to complete the new version. The new version will help you to learn the importance of maintaining ethical standards in your academic and professional work.

About this subject

The Academic Integrity subject site will remain active in your Interact2/blackboard dashboard so you will always be available to revisit the content at any time.

This subject will help you to:

  • understand the University's Academic Integrity Policy
  • apply the principles of honesty, fairness and responsibility in learning to your studies
  • outline support services available to help you meet your academic obligations.

It will also help you understand concepts and potential consequences of practices including:

  • plagiarism
  • cheating and contract cheating
  • collusion.

Contract cheating poses additional threats. Besides being a form of academic misconduct, contract cheating companies might use your personal information to blackmail you into making further payments after you use their services.

In addition to Charles Sturt University's Academic Integrity subject, you can visit the following links for general information: