You might be surprised to learn how posting study materials online can get you accused of an academic honor code violation. For example, after taking a particularly hard class, you might be tempted to share the professor’s materials with future students to help them get a head-start on the course.
You might be doing this with the best of intentions, but keep in mind that the professor may consider those materials to be their intellectual property and your school honor code may consider this to be some form of plagiarism or other academic honor violation.
Many universities will have a section in their code of conduct identifying course materials as the professor’s intellectual property. So be sure to check that and check your professor’s syllabus for prohibitions and limitations on the use of the professor’s materials.
Do you tutor other students or receive tutoring yourself? Be wary of whether posting material on such platforms as kahoot! or Quizlet may also run afoul of academic honor codes.
At DC Student Defense, we have years of experience defending students from online cheating accusations and academic dishonesty disciplinary charges. Read on to learn more about the consequences of posting your professor’s course materials online.