Run an originality report on your work

To identify uncited content and unintentional plagiarism before you turn in your work, you can run an originality report. Originality reports compare your Google Docs against hundreds of billions of webpages and tens of millions of books, link to detected sources, and flag uncited text.

You can run up to 3 originality reports per assignment. The reports are private to you, and your instructor can’t see them. After you turn in your work, Assignments automatically runs a report that only the instructor can see. If you unsubmit and resubmit a file, Assignments runs another originality report.

Note: The Originality report beta is available only for Docs in English. If you upload a Microsoft® Word® file, Assignments and Assignments LTI automatically converts it to a Google Doc and a copy of the original Word file is included in the submission. 

To learn how an originality report analyzes work, go to How an originality report is created.

Run an originality report on your work

Note: Your teacher must turn on originality reports in the assignment for you to use the tool. 

You can run up to 3 originality reports per assignment. 

  1. Choose one:

  2. Click the course.
  3. Open your assignment.
  4. Under Your work, upload or create your file.
  5. Next to Originality reports, click Run
    Note: If you don't see Originality reports, your teacher may not have turned it on. 
  6. To see the report, under the file name, click View originality report.

Edit your work

You can edit your work in the originality report.

  1. Choose one:

  2. Click the course.
  3. Open the assignment.
  4. Next to Originality reports, click Run
    Note: If you don't see Originality reports, your teacher may not have turned it on. 
  5. To rewrite or properly cite flagged passages, click Edit
  6. (Optional) To see the originality report again, at the bottom, click View report.

Next step: Read the originality report

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