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Tips to Protect the Integrity of Your Coursework

Be sure that you are logged in to RioLearn with your own credentials before you submit an assignment. Take care not to submit an assignment if someone else is logged in to RioLearn on the same computer. If multiple students are sharing the same computer, we recommend creating individual folders on the computer to keep your coursework separate.

Do not copy/paste or upload another student's coursework and submit it as your own. That is plagiarism. Review your course syllabus for more information on what constitutes plagiarism, and consult the Rio Salado College Library for tips on avoiding plagiarism and properly citing your sources.

Do not share your coursework with other students or post it to homework-sharing sites. The originator of an assignment may also face academic sanctions if the same work is then submitted by another student.

Be aware that online assignments are automatically reviewed by our internal plagiarism detector. This will notify faculty when there is evidence that part or all of an assignment was previously submitted for grading. Instructors may also use Turnitin.com or other online services to verify that written submissions do not contain plagiarized material from online or literary sources.