eLearning Marketplace Plagiarism and Cheating Policy
In the academic realm, cheating refers to any dishonest act that leads the assessor to accept your work as a genuine representation of your understanding and competency in the subject matter.
Plagiarism, a form of cheating, involves copying work without proper attribution. BEC eLearning Marketplace values academic integrity and strictly prohibits plagiarism and cheating. Violation of this policy may result in penalties.
- Using unauthorized resources during formal tests
- Submitting someone else's work as your own
- Duplicating an entire assignment
- Unauthorized use of others' work
- Allowing someone else to submit your work as theirs
- Collaborating excessively on individual assignments
- Using parts of others' work without proper acknowledgment
- Stealing exam solutions
However, it's not considered cheating to:
- Discuss assignments with lecturers or peers for better understanding
- Seek assistance in correcting minor errors
- Discuss assignment requirements and course materials
- Submit a group assignment as allowed or required
- Use others' ideas with proper referencing
Remember, the integrity of group projects is a shared responsibility. If cheating is detected in a group project, all members may face disciplinary action.
If suspected of cheating, an investigation will be conducted. Depending on the severity:
- Minor offenses may lead to an alternative assessment
- Serious offenses may result in module failure
- Repeated cheating leads to module failure and a record on your student file
Appeals against penalties can be made within one week of imposition. Appeals may address the process, decision, or penalty. The outcome of the appeal will be communicated within a week.
If you're facing challenges in your studies, seek assistance from student services.
For more details, consult the Academic Integrity Policy and Academic Integrity Procedure.