This page is supplemental to "Promoting Academic Integrity During Remote Learning," which offers general advice on creating exams, quizzes and assignments 

Review the information below for advice on creating a Course Site Quizzes that promote Academic Integrity.

When you have,  consult these general tips for creating a Course Site Quiz.


When instructors make the following changes, they will create effective exams that also diminish the likelihood that students will violate academic integrity principles. 

  • When possible, replace infrequent high-stakes exams with more frequent lower-stakes quizzes that build on one another. 
  • When possible, replace multiple choice questions with short answer or essay or project-based assessments.
  • For quizzes that are primarily intended to promote learning (i.e., formative assessment) rather than assess learning (i.e., summative assessment), allow students to take quizzes multiple times.
  • Remind students frequently of the importance of maintaining academic integrity. Feel free to reference or draw on language from our Remote Learning page: "Lehigh’s academic integrity standards remain the same whether you are learning online or in a face-to-face class. That means that you may not receive unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations, and that you may not submit the work of another as your own in any assignment.  Review the Student Senate's Statement on Academic Integrity and Article III of Lehigh’s Code of Conduct. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity as it applies to our online course, ask."
  • For more information, see "Promoting Academic Integrity During Remote Learning"

When you create online assessments, the following practices will further diminish the likelihood of Academic Integrity violations.

Time your Quiz

A general rule for how much time is to answer the question yourself, time it, and then multiply the time it took by three for your students.

If individual students need additional time, here is how to set this up:   Setting User Overrides (e.g. extended time)

Shuffle your Quiz Question Order

Randomize the Questions asked by creating  a question Bank

Create Essay and Short Answer Questions

These Question types allows students to write on a particular subject and must be manually graded.

You must view Quiz submissions to grade your open-ended questions.

Create Simple or Multichoice Calculated Questions

Calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions by the use of wildcards that are substituted with individual values when the quiz is taken.

Additional information about creating effective assessments.