Turn on originality reports

You and your students can use originality reports to check work for authenticity. When you run a report, it compares a student’s Google Docs file against webpages and books on the internet. The report links to detected sources and flags uncited text.

Originality reports are only available for G Suite for Education accounts set to English, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

Before you begin

  • If you have a G Suite for Education account, you can turn on originality reports for 5 assignments per course. To get unlimited originality reports, ask your G Suite administrator to upgrade to G Suite Enterprise for Education.
  • When you turn on originality reports for an assignment, students can run 3 reports on that assignment before submitting their work. You can’t see the reports students run. After students run their last report, they can continue to improve their work before submitting the assignment.
  • You can view originality reports for 45 days. After that, you can run another report in the grading tool.
  • When students turn in their work, Assignments automatically runs an originality report for each submitted Docs file, visible only to you. If a student unsubmits and resubmits an assignment, Assignments runs another originality report for the instructor. 
  • If a student uploads a Microsoft Word file, Assignments automatically converts it to a Google Docs file, runs the originality report, and includes the original Word file in the submission.
  • If you added a Word file as a template in the assignment, Assignments won't convert the file or run a report when the student submits their work.

Turn on originality reports when you create an assignment

  1. Go to your learning management system (LMS).
  2. Click the course.
  3. Create an assignment in your LMSand thenselect Google Assignments as your External tool.
  4. Check the Enable originality reports box.

Turn on originality reports after getting student work

If you turn on originality reports after a student’s work is submitted, the student can't run a report until you return their work. To let students run a report, return their work and allow them to resubmit their assignment.   

Step 1: Edit the assignment to turn on originality reports

  1. Go to your learning management system (LMS).
  2. Click the course.
  3. Open the assignmentand thenclick Open in Assignments.
  4. Check the Enable originality reports box.

Step 2: Run an originality report on submitted work

  1. Go to your learning management system (LMS).
  2. Click the course.
  3. Click the assignmentand thenOpen in Assignments.
  4. Check the Enable originality reports box.

Related topics

Google, G Suite, and related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. All other company and product names are trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.

Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?