Our recently released guidelines for online course development includes the requirement for a policy “quiz”:
This should be a link to a quiz, located on the left navigation sidebar. The quiz contains two questions, including a link the UVM Academic Honesty Policy, as well as a brief paragraph stating the student’s understanding of copyright law. The student must answer in agreement to both to pass the quiz.
Basically, the student must acknowledge the existence of the respective UVM policies. This is similar to those license agreements you must agree to before installing software on your computer (you do read them, right?).
We’ve provided this quiz as a file that you can import into your course. In addition, I’ve created a “screencast” showing how to import the quiz into your course. WebCT includes documentation for this as well.