Course-sharing websites (also called note-sharing or file-sharing websites) involve the illegal distribution of copyrighted course materials, assignment documents, and assessments for the personal gain of one or more students.
Commercial sites like Chegg, Course Hero, OneClass, and others encourage students to upload their professors' course content or their own completed assignments in exchange for homework answers and exam solutions from "experts". Even though students might not have paid a subscription fee to access these materials, exchanging course materials for answers and solutions—even if you're getting "help" for a different class—is still a form of contract cheating.
No. At Sheridan, SLATE is a software-based platform that supports the administration, automation, and delivery of your courses. You must be a Sheridan student and you must be enrolled in the course to access that material.
Content on SLATE comes from two main sources:
If you upload your professor's original course content to a site like Chegg or Course Hero for your own gain (e.g. to pass a test or ace an assignment), you've now done three things:
There are a few quick ways to get help on assignments and other course work at Sheridan:
Check the Further Resources tab in this module to learn about more supports offered at Sheridan!
After reading this section, reflect on the following questions: