Blackboard SafeAssign Anti-Plagiarism tool
SafeAssign is an anti-plagiarism tool in Blackboard that compares students' uploaded documents, such as essays or reports, to documents on millions of databases over the World Wide Web and provides you with a report that shows the percentage of text similar to other documents, along with the websites these documents are located.
We have installed the SafeAssign tool in Blackboard and have created mini-tutorials to help you use it if you wish, located at the bottom of this screen.
You must add your assignments as a SafeAssignment, rather than a regular item or assignment, for the students' submissions to go into the SafeAssign plagiarism checking system.
You can view and grade students' submissions through the Gradebook in Blackboard, just as you would a regular assignment.
You can't change existing assignments to SafeAssignments, unfortunately. You will have to create them initially as SafeAssignments for the anti-plagiarism system to work. You can create SafeAssignments in any content area in Blackboard.
When creating a SafeAssignment, you will see the following fields:
We have created quick video tutorials to show you how to create and grade SafeAssignments.