SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention service offered by Blackboard. This service helps instructors prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. It also helps students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase. SafeAssign is both a deterrent and an educational tool.
SafeAssign is based on a text matching algorithm capable of detecting exact and inexact matching between a submitted paper and source materials. Submitted papers are compared against several databases:
SafeAssign is available through Blackboard and can be used in two ways. Instructors can set up SafeAssignments in their courses and let students submit papers direcly. Second, instructors may upload papers directly, without student involvement through the Direct Submit feature. For more information on how to use SafeAssign, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SafeAssign provides efficient and effective plagiarism prevention and detection. It encourages original writing from students and proper attribution practices while maintaining academic integrity and ensuring students gain strong researching and writing skills. Students are given opportunities to analyze and revise their work, correcting accidental or intentional errors of documentation with the intention of preventing further cases of plagiarism.
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