Use Safe Assign to review assignment submissions for plagiarism potential and create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase.
Safe Assign is based on a unique text matching algorithm capable of detecting exact and inexact matching between a paper and source material.
Submissions are compared against several databases: Note: Even though there is a message on the Create Assignment screen that states that Safe Assign only supports English language submissions, nothing has changed regarding Safe Assign's functionality.
Safe Assign generates an Originality Report which highlights overlapping text and can be used to detect lack of originality and/or plagiarism in the submitted work.
You are not required to submit any work which includes personally identifying information other than in the name of the file submitted.
An originality report will be generated but the paper itself will not be forwarded to the databases and therefore subsequent revisions will not be compared to the draft paper.
The "score" from a Safe Assign Originality Report is not a simple measure of plagiarism - you should read the report and make your own evaluation.
It will continue to accept international language submissions, the same as before.
Direct Submit generates Safe Assign reports on papers submitted outside of a Safe Assignment.
Under the Federal Educational Records Privacy Act (FERPA) students cannot be required to submit work which includes personally identifying information to a third party.
Students should be aware that the percentage score for a submitted work is not an "accusation" of plagiarism but that they need to check to be sure their direct quotes are properly cited and also that paraphrasing of other work is not appropriate without proper citation.