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Originally Issued: October 2019

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that a student who registers for an online or hybrid course is the same person who participates in, completes, and receives academic credit for the course. The policy also ensures compliance with provisions of the United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Public Law 110- 315, 34 CFR Part 602.17 (g) requiring verification of student identity in online courses or programs.

Entities Affected by this Policy

Anyone who enrolls in or teaches a UNLV online course is affected by this policy.

Who Should Read this Policy

All students and faculty should read this policy.


All UNLV students must use their campus-issued ACE ID and password to log in to WebCampus.

UNLV students enrolled in online or hybrid courses are expected to read and adhere to the UNLV Student Academic Misconduct Policy, which defines, “acting or attempting to act as a substitute for another, or using or attempting to use a substitute, in any academic evaluation or assignment” as a form of academic misconduct. Intentionally sharing ACE login credentials with another person may be considered an attempt to use a substitute and could result in investigation and sanctions, as outlined in the Student Academic Misconduct Policy.

UNLV students enrolled in online courses are expected to read and adhere to the UNLV Acceptable Use of Computing and Information Technology Resources Policy, which prohibits sharing university accounts with other persons without authorization.

To the greatest extent possible, all graded assignments and assessments in UNLV online courses should be hosted in WebCampus or another UNLV-managed platform that requires ACE login credentials for access.


ACE ID and password

A person-specific login in created for each individual student and employee.


A person or thing that takes the place or function of another.


A secure online learning management system.