SafeAssign compares student submissions against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted text and existing works. SafeAssign is effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool. Use SafeAssign to review test submissions for originality and create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase.

You can use SafeAssign in two ways:

  • Turn on SafeAssign for an assessment. In this scenario, students submit their assignments and SafeAssign compares their submissions with a local and a global database of previously submitted and publicly available work. 

  • Use DirectSubmit to submit an electronic copy of paper that you suspect might contain language borrowed from other sources. 

Both methods produce an Originality Report which provides detailed information about the matches found between a student's submitted work and existing sources.

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