SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention service provided by eCampus (Blackboard). When you submit a paper to the SafeAssign service, it checks it for originality by comparing it against a database of other academic sources to identify matches between the submitted paper and existing works.
Note: SafeAssign Originality Reports are only available if enabled by the instructor.
Learn how to:
Submit a SafeAssign Paper:
Access the assignment for which the paper is to be submitted.
On the Upload Assignment page:
Type or upload your submission:
Optionally, type Comments about your submission.
When you are done typing or uploading, select Submit.
Select Write Submission to expand the area where you can type your submission;
Select Browse Local Files to upload a document.
Documents must be in a format that is listed on the submission page. Other file formats will not be checked through SafeAssign.
If you select Save Draft, your changes will be saved, but nothing will be submitted to SafeAssign.
On the Grade Assignment page, a SafeAssign section appears in the grading sidebar. While the report is processing, the following statement appears: Report in progress...
After you submit an assignment using SafeAssign, a slight delay occurs between the upload and the availability of the Originality Report. Results are normally available within 10-15 minutes.
Refresh your webpage to update the report status. When the paper is done being processed, you will receive an overall match percentage for the paper.
The SafeAssign Originality Report provides detailed information about the matches found between your submitted paper and existing sources. Students need to determine if the matching text is properly referenced. Investigating each match prevents detection errors due to differences in citing standards.
View your SafeAssign Originality Report:
Access the assignment you submitted previously.
Under Assignment Details, select SafeAssign.
Select View Originality Report.
Review your Originality Report.
The report is divided into three areas:
1).The submitted paper appears in the left panel of the report. Each source is highlighted in a different color, and all matching blocks of text are identified with a number and highlighted with a color.
2). Select View Report Summary to view the overall risk of improper citations in the paper.
3). Citations show sources that match the submitted paper’s text.
Selecting a source type will allow you to learn more about the match.
For each source, a number appears which corresponds to the highlighted text in the submission.
In the Citations Panel, you can:
Select a highlighted block of text to see information about the original source and the probability that the block or sentence was copied from the source.
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