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Using SafeAssign at  Wilmington University
<ul><li>Understand Blackboard’s SafeAssign service and faculty responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Locate WilmU Academic Inte...
<ul><li>Plagiarism prevention service  linked to Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Learning tool for students </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>When the student writes a paper, the student certifies the originality of all work not otherwise identified by app...
<ul><li>Instructors do not need student's consent if student's name is removed from a paper prior to SafeAssign submission...
<ul><li>Please complete Final Step in the Online Course to receive directions to turn on the SafeAssign Tools </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>For each assignment, Instructor adds two ‘SafeAssignments’ in Bb </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One for Draft paper </li></...
<ul><li>Name the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Assign point value </li></ul><ul><li>Write any necessary instructions </li><...
<ul><li>Name the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Assign point value </li></ul><ul><li>Write any necessary instructions </li><...
<ul><li>Students and Instructors get an interactive report for every paper submitted </li></ul><ul><li>The report details ...
<ul><li>From the Control Panel, select Course Tools, click SafeAssign </li></ul><ul><li>Select SafeAssignments </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Students access the SafeAssignment Draft link and click VIEW/COMPLETE </li></ul><ul><li>Students may submit their ...
<ul><li>SafeAssign checks all submitted papers against the following databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet  - comprehe...
<ul><li>The Overall score indicates what percentage of the paper matches sources of the databases </li></ul><ul><li>Scores...
<ul><li>Understand Academic Integrity Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Review policy with students </li></ul><ul><li>Create a  Dra...
<ul><ul><li>SafeAssign  does not  find ALL instances of cheating, plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will only match te...
Instructors should Always select the  “ Student Viewable” option when creating a SafeAssignment <ul><li>Student submits fi...
<ul><li>If a text is found to be matching, is it cited? </li></ul><ul><li>If there is a high percentage of matching, is it...
<ul><li>Give students tools to correctly cite sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>APA Guides from the Library:  http://wilmu.edu...
<ul><li>* PLEASE NOTE   </li></ul><ul><li>Text only is checked for matching </li></ul><ul><li>Symbols, images and numbers ...
1. = False 2. = TRUE 5. = TRUE 4. = True… Setting up a  Draft  SafeAssignment first is necessary to serve as a learning to...
<ul><li>SafeAssign by Blackboard. (2007). Retrieved August 9, 2009, from http://www.SafeAssign.com </li></ul><ul><li>Karjo...
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This PPT describes the use of SafeAssign as a plagiarism prevention service linked to Blackboard. It will be used as a learning tool for students in Draft mode to teach students about Intellectual Property. Using SafeAssign will deter poor practices of not using proper citations.

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SafeAssign at Wilmington University

  1. 1. Using SafeAssign at Wilmington University
  2. 2. <ul><li>Understand Blackboard’s SafeAssign service and faculty responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Locate WilmU Academic Integrity policy and other web resources </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the sources SafeAssign uses to identify unoriginal work </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the difference between Institutional and Global Reference Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Create a SafeAssignment in Draft and Final modes </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a paper using Direct Submit </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret a SafeAssign originality report </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Plagiarism prevention service linked to Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Learning tool for students </li></ul><ul><li>Compares submitted text to a number of electronic databases </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students about Intellectual Property and deters poor practices </li></ul><ul><li>SafeAssign allows students to submit papers in “ Draft ” and “ Final ” modes </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>When the student writes a paper, the student certifies the originality of all work not otherwise identified by appropriate acknowledgments. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Integrity Policy : http://wilmu.edu/academics/acadintegrity.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Additional information may be found in the Wilmington University Student Handbook ( p. 78-79) : http://www.wilmu.edu/studentlife/handbook/ </li></ul><ul><li>Useful link regarding plagiarism: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml </li></ul>
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  8. 8. <ul><li>Instructors do not need student's consent if student's name is removed from a paper prior to SafeAssign submission. </li></ul><ul><li>If you intend to use SafeAssign in your course, please make it clear to students that papers submitted to SafeAssign may NOT contain personal identifying information.  </li></ul><ul><li>Before submitting to SafeAssign: </li></ul><ul><li>Students must remove their name and personal information from the paper and title page before submitting SafeAssignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors, who use Direct Submit, will remove all student's personal information before submitting student papers to SafeAssign. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Please complete Final Step in the Online Course to receive directions to turn on the SafeAssign Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Turning on the SafeAssign tools is required for each course you teach </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>For each assignment, Instructor adds two ‘SafeAssignments’ in Bb </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One for Draft paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One for Final paper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Added inside a content area </li></ul><ul><li>‘ SafeAssignment’ is selected from the drop-down menu “Create Assessment” </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Name the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Assign point value </li></ul><ul><li>Write any necessary instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Make the assignment available </li></ul><ul><li>Check for Draft View – allows students to submit without being checked against the Institutional Database </li></ul><ul><li>Yes -Student Viewable – allows students to see the report </li></ul><ul><li>(Optional) Urgent Checking allows processing of paper more quickly </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Name the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Assign point value </li></ul><ul><li>Write any necessary instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Make the assignment available </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT check the Draft box </li></ul><ul><li>The final paper will be checked against the Institutional Database </li></ul><ul><li>Yes for Student Viewable – allows students to see the report </li></ul><ul><li>(Optional) Urgent Checking - allows processing of paper more quickly (results can still take up to 72 hours) </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Students and Instructors get an interactive report for every paper submitted </li></ul><ul><li>The report details the results of the matching process of words found from the various databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For Draft Originality Report, Institutional Database is omitted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The instructor must allow the Originality Report to be viewable for the Draft submission, as it serves as a learning tool </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>From the Control Panel, select Course Tools, click SafeAssign </li></ul><ul><li>Select SafeAssignments </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “Synchronize this course” link found on the top right of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>This only has to be done once in each course </li></ul><ul><li>You may synchronize throughout to pull in updates from the server </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Students access the SafeAssignment Draft link and click VIEW/COMPLETE </li></ul><ul><li>Students may submit their paper just like a regular assignment by browsing for their work and clicking Submit </li></ul><ul><li>There is a Release Statement included from the system </li></ul><ul><li>If you set up the Student Viewable option, students can come back later to view the SA report </li></ul><ul><li>Student is then directed to view SafeAssign Originality Report (from View/Complete link found under the assignment) </li></ul><ul><li>Students modify their paper as appropriate and submit Final paper in the second SafeAssignment set-up by the instructor </li></ul><ul><li>For Final submission, Students have the option of submitting to the Global Reference Database or not (their choice) </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>SafeAssign checks all submitted papers against the following databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet - comprehensive index of documents available for public access on the Internet via Microsoft Windows Live search engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional document archives containing all papers submitted to SafeAssign by users from Wilmington University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Reference Database containing papers that were volunteered by students from Blackboard client institutions to help prevent cross-institutional plagiarism </li></ul></ul>Databases used in Draft Mode Database used in Final Mode with Draft box unchecked Database option .. Student’s choose this database
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  18. 18. <ul><li>The Overall score indicates what percentage of the paper matches sources of the databases </li></ul><ul><li>Scores below 15% - probability the paper was not plagiarized, the paper may need further review to see if the paper needs proper attribution </li></ul><ul><li>Scores above 15% - probability the paper needs further review to see if matching content is properly attributed </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Understand Academic Integrity Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Review policy with students </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Draft Safe Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Preview report and provide feedback, if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Allow enough time for student to review report and make revisions (approx. one week) </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Final Safe Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Review final report and grade Assignment </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>SafeAssign does not find ALL instances of cheating, plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will only match text also found in the SafeAssign databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SafeAssign provides only an Originality Report , not an absolute assessment of whether cheating/plagiarism occurred </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty must review/evaluate the Originality Report! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Instructors should Always select the “ Student Viewable” option when creating a SafeAssignment <ul><li>Student submits first in Draft mode </li></ul><ul><li>Receive feedback from both Draft’s Originality Report and/or instructor </li></ul><ul><li>The instructor may use only Draft mode– to utilize SafeAssign as a learning tool </li></ul><ul><li>or create a Draft SafeAssignment and a Final SafeAssignment for the same paper </li></ul><ul><li>The instructor can Direct Submit a paper if needed as a “Draft Option” </li></ul><ul><li>(example: if student encounters technical problems while submitting.) </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>If a text is found to be matching, is it cited? </li></ul><ul><li>If there is a high percentage of matching, is it possible the student constructed the passage independent of the matching source? </li></ul><ul><li>Is matching due to copying assignment text in the write-up? </li></ul><ul><li>If there is a high percentage of matching, is the assignment restrictive in terms of possible responses? </li></ul><ul><li>Did the student cite themselves if they’ve re-used content? </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Give students tools to correctly cite sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>APA Guides from the Library: http://wilmu.edu/library/reflinks.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduce students to resources for writing help: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SmartThinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linked from “Online Tutoring” in Blackboard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can receive writing feedback within 24 hours </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Handbook and other resources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Success Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://wilmu.edu/learningresources/instructorsguide.aspx </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>* PLEASE NOTE </li></ul><ul><li>Text only is checked for matching </li></ul><ul><li>Symbols, images and numbers are not checked against the database </li></ul><ul><li>Submission of papers to the SafeAssignment </li></ul><ul><li>must not exceed 10MB or 5,000 words, or the submission may fail </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>*Only the following formats are permitted at this time: zip, .doc, .docx, .txt, .pdf, .rtf and .html </li></ul>
  25. 25. 1. = False 2. = TRUE 5. = TRUE 4. = True… Setting up a Draft SafeAssignment first is necessary to serve as a learning tool for students. 3. = TRUE 1. Safe Assign will catch a student that is plagiarizing. 2. The Wilmington University Academic Integrity policy can be found on the web. 3. It may take several minutes and up to 72 hours to get a report. 4. A draft safe assignment is recommended. 5. Students have the option of submitting to the Global Reference Database
  26. 26. <ul><li>SafeAssign by Blackboard. (2007). Retrieved August 9, 2009, from http://www.SafeAssign.com </li></ul><ul><li>Karjoo, M, & Knight, E. (2009, March 30). About SafeAssign . Retrieved from http://wiki.safeassign.com/display/SAFE/About+SafeAssign </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism: what It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It. (2004). Retrieved April 7, 2011, from http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support representatives are available to support you 24/7 at 1-877-708-2905 </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] directly to request Blackboard training and to receive further help from the Online Learning and Educational Technology Department at Wilmington University </li></ul>

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