Acknowledge plagiarism statement access rule

Quiz access rules ::: quizaccess_honestycheck
Maintained by Tim at Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryTim Hunt
This Quiz access rule plugin lets you require students to agree to a statement about not plagiarising before starting a quiz.
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Current versions available: 4

If you install this plugin, there is a new option on the quiz settings form, and
if the teacher turns that on, then when a student tries to start a quiz attempt,
they will see a statement about plagiarism and cheating, and they will have to
agree that they will be good before they are allowed to start the quiz attempt.

This quiz access rule was created by Tim Hunt at the Open University. It can be
used with versions 2.2 of Moodle, or later.


This plugin is part of set Open University.


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  • Tue, Dec 9, 2014, 3:25 AM
    please could tell me how to install this plugin in moodle 2.7.2, thanks.
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014, 7:18 AM
    See at the bottom of where it stays Default installation instructions for plugins in category Quiz access rules. If you need more help than that, please ask at
  • Tue, Jul 28, 2015, 7:16 PM
    Could you explain how to uninstall this plugin please?
    I need to clear a server of additional plugins to make sure which errors are caused by the office 365 plugins.
    If I delete the plugin via ftp it will go "missing from database".
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015, 12:59 AM
    The code of this plugin is perfectly fine in Moodle 3.0. But, unfortunately, while I was testing this, I found (and fixed) MDL-52523, which is a regression in Moodle 3.0 relating to backup and restore of all types of subplugins. So, probably best to wait until that is fixed.
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016, 6:57 PM
    This plugin is compatible with Moodle 3.0, but you must be using Moodle 3.0.2 or later, otherwise you will hit problems with backup and restore.
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Thu, May 10, 2018, 2:27 AM
    I have just tested this with Moodle 3.5, and the plugin itself works fine, but it revealed a small bug in the latest Moodle changes: The only effect of this is if the student does not check the checkbox when trying to start the quiz. The form with the checkbox reloads, but the 'You must agree to this statement before you start the quiz.' does not show up, so it might be a little bit confusing for users, but there is no problem if they check the box.
  • Fri, Nov 22, 2019, 2:17 PM
    I am not a systems developer, but i´m tryin to use your plugin in spanish and thinkin that probably your text would much better (clear) if says somethin like this:

    "Entiendo que es importante que el intento de examen que estoy a punto de realizar, se trata totalmente de un trabajo personal. Igualmente comprendo lo que es el plagio intelectual o simplemente "hacer trampa", y por lo tanto, no incurriré en tales acciones.
    [ ] He leído y estoy de acuerdo con dicha declaración."

    I really appreciate if you could consider my suggestion.
    Great job ;)
    Thanks a lot.
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 4:19 PM
    Thanks for making this suggestion. However, the best way to suggest changes to transations is to use Then the maintainer of the language pack will review it. Thanks.
  • Sun, Nov 24, 2019, 12:58 PM
    Ok. I´ll make the suggest at that space. Thanks smile
  • Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 9:16 AM
    Is it possible to change the text in this plugin? I'd like to use it to capture a student acknowledgment that, for example, "Assessment Appeals Policy has been provided to me"..
  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Wed, Apr 8, 2020, 3:31 PM
    Yes, using the standard feature that lets you change any of Moodle's text.
  • Thu, May 28, 2020, 11:31 PM
    Hi Tim, great plugin thanks. FYI though: from a user's point of view the location of the option to turn it on is a bit too well hidden, it took me a while to find out where it was and had to look in honestycheck/internaldoc/testcase.txt to find the instructions.


  • Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
    Mon, Jun 29, 2020, 12:44 AM
    Latest version works in Moodle 3.9 too.
  • Mon, Aug 23, 2021, 4:43 PM
    Hi Tim, it's good to hear that you can use multilang texts. But where can I edit the text for "Students cognisance of plagiarism policy"? Couldn't find the plugin setting in the admin/plugins section nore was there a button at the activity settings "Extra restrictions per attempt" section.

    Best regards, Simon
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