Upcoming Blackboard Workshop: Using SafeAssign for Plagiarism Detection


All faculty members are invited to attend any of the following workshops to learn how to use Blackboard tools to make instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. No registration is required, simply attend the sessions of your choice.

An Introduction to Using Blackboard’s SafeAssign for Plagiarism Detection

Faculty interested in learning about using Blackboard’s plagiarism evaluation service to create assignments that automatically evaluate submitted student works for plagiarism are strongly encouraged to attend this one-hour drop-in training session.

Date & Time Location Leader
Thurs. May 14th, 10:30-11:30 AM Milwaukee Campus, M201A Mernathan Sykes

For additional information about SafeAssign, please see our blog post Using Blackboard’s SafeAssign for Plagiarism Detection in Assignments.

Using Blackboard’s SafeAssign for Plagiarism Detection in Assignments

As of January 2015, SafeAssign, Blackboard’s third-party plagiarism evaluation service, has been integrated with the standard Blackboard Assignment. It is no longer a separate type of content. When an instructor creates a regular Blackboard Assignment, the instructor has the option to enable SafeAssign’s Plagiarism Tools to automatically scan and compare the files that a student submits for originality.

Please note that SafeAssign does not offer conclusive proof of plagiarism; further investigation by the instructor is required. SafeAssign is best used to discourage plagiarism in student works and to create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources.

To learn more about creating Assignments that automatically assess for plagiarism, please review the following training videos and resources.

Creating an Assignment that Uses SafeAssign

Keep reading to learn how students submit Assignments that use SafeAssign. Continue reading