Plagiarism Detection Tools

There are two plagiarism detection options available in eLearn/Blackboard.

Safe Assign

 Safe Assign is integrated into the Course Assignment tool and easily turned on using the option under submission settings.

  1. On the Create Assignment page, expand Submission Details.
  2. Select Check submissions for plagiarism using SafeAssign.
  3. Optionally, select one or both options:
    1. Allow students to view the SafeAssign originality reports on their submissions.
    2. Exclude all student submissions for this assignment from the institutional or global reference databases.
  4. Complete the Create Assignment page.
  5. Click Submit.


Turnitin – is a third party application which has been integrated into eLearn/Blackboard tools.

  1. From the Assessments tab, choose Turnitin Direct Assignment (make sure Edit Mode is on)
  2. Enter an Assignment Name and Description
  3. Change Submission Type to "File Upload"
  4. Add point value and dates (Note: post date is the date/time when students are able to view the grade and comments)
  5. For Advanced setting options, please consult the following Turnitin tutorial video
  6. Click Submit.