Blackboard Assignments

Blackboard offers a variety of tools for assigning work to students including the Assignment tool, Journals, Blogs, Wikis, Tests, and Discussions. Rubrics can be assigned to any of these to assist with your grading. The Assignment tool also includes software to help detect plagiarism, and the Test tool will automatically grade objective question types.

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Plagiarism Reports for Individual Papers

1. Plagiarism Reports

Click on iconto view the full report. Percentage in the Matching column indicates the amount of identical content is found elsewhere.

2. Sample Report

The report will provide links to the original content, and you need to make a decision whether the matches are mundane and need to be discarded. See the report with mundane matches below.

You will be able to quickly scan the Matching column to determine if further analysis of the SafeAssign Report is warranted.  Here are some good guidelines to remember:

Scores below 15% - These papers typically include some quotes and few common phrases or blocks of text that match other sources. They typically don't require further analysis, as there is little or no evidence of possible plagiarism.

Scores between 15% and 40% - These papers include extensive quoted and/or paraphrased material or they may include plagiarism. They should be reviewed to determine if the matching content is properly attributed.

Scores over 40% - There is a high probability that text in this paper was copied from other sources. It should be reviewed for plagiarism.



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