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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Invigilation / Anti-Plagiarism

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What is Invigilation / Anti-Plagiarism?  

Anti-plagiarism software equips educators with the tools needed in order to effectively check the originality and integrity of a student's work. Invigilation, or the process of ensuring that students are taking their own exams, includes a range of approaches and technologies that can help bring rigor to the testing process for online and blended assessments.

If you are considering strategies regarding Invigilation/Anti-Plagiarism, please view our documentation, MNSU Guide to Online Exam Security.

Enterprise Tools: 

These tools are fully supported. Contact the ITS Service Desk at 507.389.6654 for assistance.

  • Respondus Lockdown and Monitor - Respondus Lockdown is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within various LMS (learning management systems). Respondus Monitor is a tool that records students as they take exams via their computers web camera and allows instructors to review the videos for any suspicious activity.
  • Turnitin - Turnitin is a plagiarism detection software and acts as a tool to educate students how to correctly and effectively use secondary sources. 

Staff Favorite Tools:

These tools are not supported. These are favorite tools of the ATS Staff and they may be able to offer assistance. Primary support is usually found on the websites for these tools.

  • ProctorU- ProctorU is a live online service that allows distance learners to take exams from home while still ensuring the integrity of the exam.