Plagiarism has always existed, but the availability of information and technology has made this practice much easier – and more traceable. With so many resources available at the click of a button, there is an increased emphasis on original thought and educational integrity in today’s classroom. As a way to help tackle this challenge and provide instructors and students with another tool to use on the journey toward graduation, we are proud to introduce Blackboard SafeAssign for Moodle™ and Open LMS.
Blackboard SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works. The Originality report provided by Blackboard SafeAssign provides detailed information about the matches found between a student’s submitted paper and existing sources. Both instructors and students can use the report to review assignment submissions for originality and create opportunities to identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase.