Introduction

We currently integrate with these plagiarism services in itslearning, which can be acquired as an add-on:

  • Ephorus (now owned by TurnItIn)
  • SimCheck (TurnItIn)
  • Urkund

Plagiarism control can be enabled by the site administrator with a site setting: 'Plagiarism settings'

Check assignment answers for plagiarism

When enabled, teachers can choose in each assignment if they want to check the answer for plagiarism. This is the only tool where plagiarism control can be used. Enabling plagiarism for an assignment will work in either of the plagiarism services in itslearning. 

NOTE: The option will not be available if the plagiarism module has not been purchased.

At any time the teacher can decide to use plagiarism control for an assignment, but it will only be applied to answers submitted after plagiarism control has been activated.  

If a teacher wants to check an already submitted answer for plagiarism, it is possible to request a plagiarism report on demand.

Student submits answer

Students will be informed that their answer will be checked for plagiarism.

Both answers written in the rich text editor as well as file attachments will be checked for plagiarism. There are some limitations regarding the file formats of attachments once plagiarism is enabled, as not all formats can be processed by the plagiarism service. The following file formats are allowed: .doc, .docx, .sxw, .ppt, .pptx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, .htm, .wps, .odt

Students cannot submit any other file format. The file uploader will inform them when they try to upload a format that is not supported.

Plagiarism report

When there is a match percentage, it is possible to open the plagiarism report.

The plagiarism report differs between Ephorus, SimCheck and Urkund. Ephorus returns the report data and itslearning converts it to a report, whereas Simcheck and Urkund returns a link to the report which is posted on itslearning.

For an overview of the report generated by Urkund, please watch the following video: