Turn on originality reports

When you turn on originality reports, you and your students can check work for authenticity. Originality reports use Google Search to compare a student’s work against billions of webpages and millions of books. Originality reports link to the detected webpages and flag uncited text. The reports can:

  • Help students identify unintentional plagiarism and uncited content before submitting assignments.
  • Help teachers see where students used source material and where citations are present or missing.

Note: Originality reports are currently available only:

  • For Google Accounts set to English.
  • For work completed in Google Docs. (If a student uploads a Microsoft® Word® file, Assignments and Assignments LTI automatically convert it to a Google Doc and a copy of the original Word file is included in the submission.)

Turn on originality reports when you create an assignment

To make originality reports available to you and your students, turn on originality reports when you create the assignment. When you do, your student can run up to 3 reports on their assignment before submitting it. 

Follow the steps for your version of Assignments.What version of Assignments do I use?  

If you use Assignments alongside an LMS:

  1. Click the course.
  2. Create an assignment.
  3. Next to Enable originality reports, check the box.

If you use Assignments LTI within an LMS:

  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. Next to Enable originality reports, check the box.

Turn on originality reports after receiving student work

You can turn on originality reports after students submit work. However, 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

Follow the steps for your version of Assignments.What version of Assignments do I use?  

If you use Assignments alongside an LMS:

  1. Click the course.
  2. Open the assignment.
  3. Next to Enable originality reports, check the box.

If you use Assignments LTI within an LMS:

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

Step 2: Run an originality report on submitted work

Follow the steps for your version of Assignments.What version of Assignments do I use?  

If you use Assignments alongside an LMS:

  1. Click the course.
  2. Click the assignmentand thenthe student's document.
    The file opens in the grading tool.
  3. Under the student's assignment, click Check originality.

If you use Assignments LTI within an LMS:

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

How many reports can students run per assignment?

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. 
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. 

How long are reports available to view?

Originality reports are viewable for 45 days. After that, you can run another report in the grading tool. 
To run another originality report, open the student’s submission in the grading tool. Under the filename, click Check originality.

 

Next: View an originality report

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