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SafeAssign – Options and Opportunities

In our Blackboard system, SafeAssign is incorporated in the Assignment tool and no longer stands on it own. This makes it easy to convert an assignment for automatic plagiarism detection, but can also be a little confusing! Setting Up a SafeAssignment SafeAssign is no longer a separate tool. Now, you set up all assignments the same way, using the same… Read more →

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Exposé on Academic Dishonesty

When technologists talk about Academic Dishonesty, we tend to think about tools used to combat cheating. An entire industry exists on the premise that technology (software) can fix this age-old problem. In fact, this company states that their software comes with “integrity built in.” We don’t agree, and neither does the research. Academic dishonesty has existed for a longer period of time than… Read more →

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Plagiarism. Now What?

SafeAssign, the plagiarism detection tool built into Blackboard, does a decent job identifying potential plagiarism in student work. But, software cannot and will not replace the knowledge, judgment, and practical experience of an instructor. When the system suggests potential misconduct by one of your students, what are you to do? What should the student do? Is this a learning experiencing, and… Read more →