This year marks 20 years since the Indiana University Plagiarism Tutorials and Tests (IPTAT) service has been available. This service has helped almost a million students from 225 countries learn about and avoid plagiarism.
The service was first offered in 2002 for students in Instructional Systems Technology, but soon other instructors started using it for their classes. By 2013 the service had improved and grown to two tests: one for advanced high school and undergraduate students and one for graduate students. More updates came in 2015, as an IST research group started working on a new design that used five tutorials, arranged from simple to complex.
Ted Frick, Professor Emeritus in IST, helped created IPTAT as a faculty service to the IST department, never intending for it to grow this big. Though he retired in 2012, he continues to be active in maintaining, researching and presenting information about IPTAT, a service that remains completely free and available to anyone interested.