Academic Integrity &
Anti-Plagiarism Tutorial

Table of Contents (please click the linked headings/subheadings below to be taken to the corresponding list of topics and resources)


  • Contributing to the discourse on a topic

What is Academic Integrity?

  • Definitions of Academic Integrity

What is Plagiarism?

Why Does Plagiarism Occur?

Types of Plagiarism, and How Do You Avoid Them?

Content Plagiarism

  • What is Content Plagiarism?

  • What are some common forms of content plagiarism?

  • What is considered common knowledge in scholarly communication?

  • How do you determine what is common knowledge?

  • Practice questions

  • So what about the other four scenarios of content plagiarism?

  • Patchwork Plagiarism

  • What is Paraphrasing?

  • Successful Paraphrasing?

  • What is Summarizing?

  • Successful Summarizing

  • How do you paraphrase and summarize correctly?

  • SafeAssign: Blackboard's Plagiarism Detection Tool

  • Practice questions

Mechanical Plagiarism


  • What is Self-Plagiarism?

  • Practice questions


Acknowledgements and Helpful Resources

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Faculty Webinar

Recording of a webinar from November 3, 2021, with Isabell C. May and Ashlie Kauffman Sarsgard, to introduce UMB's new anti-plagiarism tutorial to UMB faculty. The webinar provides a brief introduction to the tutorial developed specifically for the undergraduate and graduate-level programs at UMB.

Time markers:

0:00 – 01:34 – Introductions

01:35 – 05:14 – Webinar intro and land acknowledgement

05:15 – 10:41 – Discussion question: Why do you think students plagiarize?

10:42 – 16:37 – Webinar Outline and Rationale for Developing the Tutorial

16:38 – 36:48 – Six Highlights of the Tutorial

36:49 – 42:50 – Using the Tutorial (Implementation at the SSW and the Graduate School)

42:51 – 56:52 – Additional discussion, Quiz functionality and feedback, and concluding thoughts