SafeAssign, one of a suite of tools in ACC's course management system, Blackboard, is available for faculty to use in deterring and detecting plagiarism.
SafeAssign compares submitted manuscripts against the Internet Archive of over 8 billion documents, scholastic and news databases with over 9 million articles and an intra-institutional archive of previously submitted papers.
After this comparison, the resource generates convenient and easy-to-read reports, where all unoriginal material is highlighted and linked to its online or database sources.
Please note there is a bug in Blackboard that is removing the designation of Safe Assignments to assignments that have been course copied. If you use the Safe Assignment feature you will need to reassign that status to those assignments. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Instructional Designer at your campus.
Steps to designate an Assignment as SafeAssign:
Explore the SafeAssign site for HowTos and FAQs.
Access ACC's Quick Start Guide.
Configure SafeAssign to:
Assign the ACC Library Tutorial:
Course syllabi allow faculty to determine their own policies regarding academic integrity, but if a student violates policy or Academic Standards of Conduct, you may choose to share that with Student Affairs. There is now an easy, online way to do this. Use the link below:
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