The Academic Integrity Office provides tools and resources to assist faculty when investigating potential academic integrity violations.
For any additional support, such as interpreting Turnitin Similarity Scores, please consult the Academic Integrity Office.
If you suspect your student has committed Contract Cheating (i.e. someone else completed your student’s assignment on their behalf), you may request an Authorship Investigate report to be completed on your behalf.
The software uses linguistic forensics to analyze and compare the student’s current submissions to their previous submissions. Please note that all assignments being compared must have been submitted to Turnitin.
Please email all requests to AuthorshipInvestigateRequest@conestogac.on.ca and include the following information:
Contract cheating is defined as "the act of a student contracting another (for pay, for trade, or a favour) to complete academic work (e.g., assignment, exam, paper, etc.)" Using a Contract Cheating service or having another person complete any academic work is strictly prohibited at Conestoga College.
All course content created by a Conestoga faculty member is protected by our Copyright and Academic Integrity policies. Faculty can forward a Document Takedown Request and our support team will request document removal on their behalf. We will conduct investigations on behalf of faculty into potential misuse of any file-sharing websites and then follow up with faculty on the status of their request.
If you notice or suspect an assignment or course materials are on a file-sharing site (i.e., Chegg), please forward the name of the assignment or course code. We recommend providing us any IRLs to the sites. We will conduct a fulsome search and request removal of subsequent material.
Please send all requests to AcademicIntegrityTakedownRequest@conestogac.on.ca.
If a suspicious IP Address has accessed your student’s account, and you suspect someone else has completed an assessment on your student’s behalf, please follow the instructions on the document below to receive confirmation that the IP address is one not typically used by your student or is outside of the usual geographical location of your student.
IMPORTANT: Please note that these are general guidelines, and all situations must be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
IMPORTANT: Please use this resource with discretion. It does not capture all the complexities of plagiarism, and it is not a "one size fits all" framework for detecting plagiarism.