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Use SafeAssign in Your Assignments

Issue Date: 10-27-2017

SafeAssign is a plagiarism detection tool that compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works. SafeAssign is effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool. Use SafeAssign to review assignment submissions for originality and create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase.

How to Create a SafeAssignment in Blackboard

Step 1:

Select the Assignment area in your course. At the top of the page hover over Assessments and click Assignment.

Safe Assignment 1

Step 2:

On the Create Assignment page, scroll down to Grading.

Safe Assignment 2

Step 3:

Click Submission Details to expand.

Safe Assignment 3

Step 4:

Select Check submissions for plagiarism using SafeAssign.

Safe Assignment 4

Optionally, select one or both options:

  • Allow students to view the SafeAssign originality reports on their submissions.
  • Exclude all student submissions for this assignment from the institutional or global reference databases.

Step 5:

Complete the Create Assignment page. Select Submit.

Note: When you create a SafeAssignment, a grade column is automatically created in the Grade Center. When a SafeAssignment is ready for grading, the Needs Grading icon appears in the Grade Center cell. Grade SafeAssignments from the Grade Center or access them from the Needs Grading page.

Watch a Video About Using SafeAssign

Tags: Assessments and Assignments: SafeAssignment

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