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Resources for Online Academic Success

Learn ways to obtain online academic assistance from UTK’s Academic Success Center.

University Policies and Procedures
All UTK students are subject to the University’s Academic Policies and Procedures, including those pertaining to course adds, drops, and withdrawals. Graduate students should consult the Academic Policies and Requirements for Graduate Students.

Office of Information Technology (OIT) Policies
Contains links to important policies, including the Acceptable Use of Information Technologies and Copyright Infringement, Peer-to-Peer and File Sharing, which apply to students enrolled at UT.

Hilltopics provides information on general campus policies and procedures, standards of conduct, academic policies and procedures, and information about student support, services, and organizations. These policies apply to all UT students, including those enrolled in online and hybrid programs and courses.

Attendance and Participation in Online Courses
Class attendance and eligibility polices apply to undergraduate students enrolled in online and hybrid courses. Your instructor – whether your course is a graduate or an undergraduate course – will provide details about attendance and participation requirements, including, but not limited to the first class meeting. For courses that meet asynchronously, this may involve submitting an assignment, participating in an online discussion, or completing a quiz or some other type of assessment. Review the course syllabus, class schedule and your Canvas course site for details and deadlines.

Academic Integrity
An essential feature of UT is a commitment to maintaining an atmosphere of intellectual integrity and academic honesty. Academic integrity is an important component of every course at UT, regardless of the delivery method. On campus and online students are expected to adhere to the following Honor Statement: “As a student of the university, I pledge that I will neither knowingly give nor receive any inappropriate assistance in academic work, thus affirming my own personal commitment to honor and integrity.”  

Student Privacy
All students enrolled at UT are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

The administrators of Online@UT (Canvas) make every effort to minimize the amount of personal information about students, faculty, and staff that resides on the system. Only the user’s name, NetID, and UT e-mail address will be displayed. Online@UT runs under SSL encryption to protect all user information passing to and from the system.

For additional information about privacy, please visit Website Privacy.