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  • 1. SafeAssign Detecting Plagiarism in Student Submitted Assignments
  • 2. What is SafeAssign? • Plagiarism/Originality analysis tool • Available only through Blackboard Learn • Reports available to both instructors and students
  • 3. How does SafeAssign work? 1. Instructor Creates SafeAssignment
  • 4. How does SafeAssign work? 2. Students Submit SafeAssignment
  • 5. How does SafeAssign work? 3. Analysis Performed on External Server 4. Report Available to Student and Instructor
  • 6. How does SafeAssign work?
  • 7. How does SafeAssign work? Matching Process (from http://kb.blackboard.com/) SafeAssign checks all submitted papers against the following databases: • Internet - comprehensive index of documents available for public access on the Internet • ProQuest ABI/Inform database with over 1,100 publication titles and about 2.6 million articles from '90s to present time, updated weekly (exclusive access) • Institutional document archives containing all papers submitted to SafeAssign by users in their respective institutions • Global Reference Database containing papers that were volunteered by students from Blackboard client institutions to help prevent cross-institutional plagiarism.
  • 8. Who is Using SafeAssign? Spring 2014 SafeAssign Usage: • 3,076 SafeAssignment Submissions • 187 unique SafeAssignments across 80 courses • Used in English, Computer Science, Business, Medical, Biology, and Religious Studies
  • 9. Live Demonstration Live Demonstration
  • 10. Questions? Brett Stephens Blackboard Systems Analyst b.stephens2@miami.edu Questions?