SafeAssign™ is a plagiarism prevention service, offered by Blackboard to its Blackboard Learning System Enterprise, Vista Enterprise and CE Enterprise clients. This service helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content.
SafeAssign is available for Blackboard enterprise clients at no additional cost.
SafeAssign is a part of the Blackboard Beyond family and is centrally hosted by Blackboard, like the rest of the Beyond products and services. Although it is a new Blackboard service, it is based on a mature and proven technology that Blackboard acquired from Sciworth Inc. (MyDropBox) and enhanced to offer even better stability, performance, and integration with other Blackboard products.
SafeAssign is delivered and integrated via a Blackboard Building Block or Blackboard PowerLink. Both are available on Behind the Blackboard for Blackboard System Administrators to download. Once installed and enabled, instructors can start using SafeAssign right away to prevent plagiarism in their courses.
SafeAssign can be used in two ways.
SafeAssign checks all submitted papers against the following databases:
SafeAssign generates an Originality Report with the results of the Matching process.