What is Invigilation / Anti-Plagiarism?

Anti-plagiarism software equips educators with the tools needed in order to effectively check the originality and integrity of a student's work. Invigilation, or the process of ensuring that students are taking their own exams, includes a range of approaches and technologies that can help bring rigor to the testing process for online and blended assessments.

If you are considering strategies regarding Invigilation/Anti-Plagiarism, please view our documentation.

View Guide to Online Exam Security


What Can I Do?

Some best practices for ensuring academic integrity include:

  • Monitoring your Gradebook
  • Reporting any suspicious activity to IT Solutions at 507-389-6654
  • Always follow data security and privacy best practices such as never sharing your password with anyone

Helpful Anti-Plagiarism Resources for Students

What Tools Are Available to Me for Invigilation and Anti-Plagiarism?

Browse the supported enterprise tools below to learn more.


Turnitin is a plagiarism detection software and acts as a tool to educate students how to correctly and effectively use secondary sources.

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus Lockdown is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within D2L. While the quiz is locked down, students are not able to use other programs on their computer.