CopyrightX’s policy on academic honesty parallels that of Harvard Law School, which is available here.
All students seeking to earn CopyrightX certificates take a final examination. In addition to that final examination, some students may take additional examinations and quizzes. Students must obey all examination rules. Unless explicitly permitted by the examination rules, students are not allowed to consult any outside sources while completing an examination or quiz. Unless explicitly permitted by the examination rules, students are not allowed to consult any other person while taking an examination or quiz.
Failure to comply with the principles outlined above will result in a failing grade on the examination or quiz in question as well as a failing grade in the course.
In any work for CopyrightX, including the final examination and additional examinations and quizzes, students must attribute the ideas of others properly, so as to avoid plagiarism.
When a student directly copies the words of another, those words must be enclosed in quotation marks. Such quotations must be attributed to their original author. When a student paraphrases the words of another, quotation marks are not appropriate. However, the student must still attribute the ideas to their original author. Students are not required to use a particular style of citation. Students seeking additional guidance about proper attribution may wish to consult the Harvard Guide to Using Sources.
Failure to quote and attribute the ideas of others properly, as described above, will result in a failing grade on the work in question as well as a failing grade in the course.