Learn@Seneca includes a plagiarism checker called SafeAssign, which can be used to check the originality of student work submitted online. In addition, SafeAssign can be used to help educate students about plagiarism and the importance of proper citation and attribution.
Seneca has a licence for this tool.
The most common way to check the originality of student work is by setting up SafeAssign assignments in Learn@Seneca. Assignments submitted online through SafeAssign are checked against a global reference database and originality reports are issued that both faculty and students (when enabled) can view. Allowing students to view their originality reports provides an opportunity for them to learn about proper citation and attribution, and what constitutes plagiarism.
For more information, see the Learn@Seneca SafeAssign Tool online module from the Teaching & Learning Centre.
Using SafeAssign for students to double check they have cited properly, or to deter them from copying and pasting large amounts of text from a published source unless truly relevant to the assignment.
Submitting Safe Assignment (instructions for students)
The Teaching & Learning Centre✉ firstname.lastname@example.org
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