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  Blackboard Learning System - CE6
  SafeAssign™ is a plagiarism prevention service, offered by Blackboard within the Learning Systems. "This service helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content".

SafeAssignments appear in courses as "Content Link" and can be added to any course content area. SafeAssignments function like the existing Assignment content type with the feature of plagiarism detection once papers are submitted. It generates a report for each uploaded file, identifying text appearing in other sources.

  Submit a SafeAssignment
  Follow these steps to submit a SafeAssignment:

1. Select the SafeAssignment and click View/Complete.

2. The Upload SafeAssignment page will appear.

3. Fill in the required information and browse your computer to select the file to upload as in the figure below.


4. Click Submit.

  NOTE - if you file includes images, make sure it does not exceed 2MB or the submission may fail.
  Accessing reports from SafeAssign

After uploading your file to SafeAssign, you may check the report.


1. Click on the SafeAssignment you wish to access.

2. The SafeAssignments page will display a list of all your uploaded files, with a percentage of text matching with other sources.


3. Click the percentage to view the interactive report detailing the results of the matching process.

  View a sample report
  SafeAssign checks all submitted papers against the following databases:

. Internet - comprehensive index of documents available for public access on the Internet via Microsoft Windows Live search engine
. 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.


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