Code of Honor
Online assessments are an effective tool for assessing students’ knowledge, but they also present some challenges in ensuring the equity of those who conduct them.
Commitment of honor
Regardless of the content, the solution to make students have integrity is to clarify the rules and procedures; leave no room for doubt about what is allowed and what is not.
The rules and procedures for conducting the online test must be well defined, communicated to students and published in Fenix (minimum of 10 days before the assessment). It should be included the platform to be used and the necessary resources, namely calculator, webcam, microphone, consultation material, etc.
It is recommended to start the online test with a commitment of honor, for example:
“By submitting this assessment online, I declare on my honor that I will solve the test using only the authorized consultation elements, autonomously and without exchanging any information by any means, with any person or information repository, physical or virtual.”
Example (in Portuguese)
In answers to questions or assessments in which it is necessary to upload files, students must always attach their student card/number or other identification to the scan.
Alternatively, students can make a qualified electronic signature using the Citizen Card or the Digital Mobile Key.
Whenever in doubt, the UC teacher can exceptionally request an oral assessment to a student by videoconference (with two teachers). When fraud is verified, the teacher should follow the procedure of the face-to-face assessment and cancel the assessment to the student(s) and report it to the Pedagogical Council (firstname.lastname@example.org) with proof of the fraud.