Guide to Supporting Documents/Evidence

In order for Dean’s Designates to review and resolve cases, the Academic Integrity Office requires specific supporting documents/evidence.

Along with the documentation/evidence listed below, each case must be accompanied by the course syllabus, the assignment/assessment rubric, all course grades for the student to that point, and a record of all Quercus or email communication with the student related to the academic integrity case.

Note: it is the instructor and/or department’s responsibility to provide all supporting documents/evidence to the Academic Integrity Office when submitting a case. If it is not, there will be delays in processing the case. 

Below is a guide to help you determine what evidence may be required based on the type of offence. This list is not final or comprehensive.


Examples of Supporting Documents/Evidence for Types of Offences

Type of Offence

Example of Supporting Documents/Evidence

Plagiarism - Using the words or ideas of another person without citing the source

  • Submitted paper or assignment with the specific sections/passages highlighted that are plagiarized
  • Ouriginal/Turnitin report
  • Source(s) of plagiarism - either via screenshots or in PDF or Word format

*Links to source(s) of plagiarism on their own are insufficient as the information can change, links be removed, or be inaccessible due to paywalls or account registration.

Unauthorized Aids – Using unauthorized aids, which could be considered cheating on tests and exams

  • Copy of the unauthorized aid (e.g., screenshot of the website, report of use of aid during in-person exam, screenshot of student with unauthorized aid in online proctored exam)
  • Copy of student’s submission (i.e. test/exam/quiz)
  • Copy of Google doc or shared document (e.g. Discord chat, WeChat, etc.)
  • Photos of any aids (cheat sheets, electronics) used/confiscated

Unauthorized Assistance - Having someone else do the work for you or providing assistance to someone else

  • Copy of both student’s and co-conspirator's piece of work
  • Similarity report (i.e., MOSS) if applicable
  • Screenshots of external tutoring group chat, if applicable
  • Screen shots of group chat conversations
  • Screen shots of social media platform used to facilitate collaboration (e.g., Snapchat, Facebook chat, etc.)

*Methods of communication can be the following but not limited to group chats, videos, live documents, etc.


Forgery or falsification - Making a false statement, presenting a false document or signing someone else’s name on a document required by the University

  • Copy of forged document (e.g. transcripts, medical, degrees, etc.)
  • Report from office of primary responsibility confirming that the document is forged
  • Copy of real document


Personation - Having someone else write an exam for you or writing an exam for someone else

  • Copy of Quercus log that shows someone else has accessed the student’s account, other than the student
  • Exam Incident Report from the Professor indicating details of the personation allegation
  • Copy of communication from the impersonator

Concocting - Using false data or providing false references

  • Student’s piece of work with the concocted data/reference highlighted
  • Source of data/reference showing the correct data/reference
  • Other evidence of concoction as applicable

Self-Plagiarism/Double Dipping - Submitting work for credit in a course when you have submitted it in another course

  • Copies of the assignment that was previously submitted and the most recent submission in the two (or more) courses
  • Receipt of any uploads or official submission for multiple courses showing the same assignment received


  • Link to Chegg page
  • Screenshot of Chegg page

If you have any questions regarding what may be required, please contact the Academic Integrity Office