Academic honesty - a learning activity in Canvas

AHOS (Academic Honesty Online for Students) is a learning activity for students that is about information and feedback on what in the academy is considered academic honesty. The activity can be seen as a preventive work and what students learn through AHOS is also important to develop the quality of their writing.

Cheating and plagiarism among students at universities and colleges is a phenomenon that is receiving increasing attention and which in many cases leads to disciplinary measures and serious consequences for the student. Ultimately, academic honesty is about avoiding harm to others and that justice should prevail, but it is also about not cheating, misleading or plagiarizing in the writing of texts or in examinations.

In four tutorials, students get an overview of important rules and guidelines that apply in the event of misleading / cheating in a study achievement and how this can be avoided. They also get to test their knowledge in the subject and they get direct feedback on this.

This learning activity comes in four tutorials:

  1. Disciplinary matters
  2. Write and cite
  3. Plagiarism
  4. Copyright

Each tutorial ends with a Quiz which is possible to do several times. 

How to use this learning activity

The nursing program uses the learning activity as a compulsory element at the beginning of the program. Students can then, if necessary, rehearse the content since the learning activity is open to everyone in Canvas.

Where can I find the learning activity?

You log in to Canvas and go to the Commons link. There you search for AHOS.


Kay Sundberg, has developed the learning activity and it has been used in the nursing programs since the beginning of the 2010s. The activity is now updated by Kay Sundberg together with Madelen Lek and the activity is available in Swedish and English in Canvas. It is an open activity and is thus accessible to everyone. You are welcome to contact Kay Sundberg or Madelen Lek for questions or feedback.

Kay Sundberg

Lecturer senior
H1 Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

Madelen Lek

Assistant senior lecturer
Unit for Bioentrepreneurship (UBE)
C7 Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Presentation from information meeting April 2021

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