Discuss cheating and academic integrity in class, especially right before a test or exam.
Change your exam every term. Even minor changes, such as changing the order of questions, using a question bank, or altering numerical values, will make a difference.
Use alternating formats so students seated next to each other are not writing identical exams. Do not tell students you have used alternating exams when you have not.
Carefully proctor your exams. Be sure there are a sufficient number of proctors for the size of the class.
Check ONEcards at the beginning of the exam. If any students are unable to produce ID, make arrangements for them to present their ONEcards to you before you mark their exams.
Wherever possible, seat students with space in between them.
Provide scratch paper if required, rather than allowing students to bring their own.
Record the seating arrangement where possible.
Where possible, use long answer/essay format.
Formulate questions in which students are required to apply knowledge rather than memorize and reproduce answers.
Have students put all bags/coats/hats/electronic devices at the front or side of the room. Remind them that even possessing material that could be used for cheating is an offence under the Code.
If possible, have students answer directly on the exam rather than in an exam booklet.
Be aware of technologies that could be used for cheating, e.g. programmable calculators, cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, etc. See also the Examinations section of the University of Alberta Calendar (section 23.5).
Be explicit about possible sanctions for cheating, including failure on the exam, failure in the course, suspension, and expulsion.