Turn on school matches for originality reports in Classroom

This article is for Google Workspace administrators.

If you have a Google Workspace for Education Plus account or the Teaching and Learning upgrade, you can let teachers check student files against other student submissions at the same school when they run originality reports.

Step 1: Turn on school matches

Important: Turn on school matches only for teachers in your school.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenClassroom.
  3. On the left, select the teachers' organizational unit. Or, you can leave the top-level organizational unit selected if you verify teachers.
  4. Click Originality Reportsand thencheck the Enable originality reports school matches box.
  5. Click Save. If you configured a child organizational unit, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit's settings.

Step 2: Set up shared drives

You need to set up shared drives to store past student submissions for the originality reports.

Create a configuration group (Optional) 

If you don't want to allow all users to create shared drives, use the service account group as your configuration group.

  1. Go to the Classroom school matches admin page.
  2. Under Service Accounts, copy the email address. If an email address doesn't appear, you may need to wait for a student to submit work to an assignment that has school matches enabled.
  3. In your Google Admin console, create a configuration group and add the email address of the service account. Make it the owner of the group. Learn more about creating groups in the Admin console.

Turn on shared drive creation

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenDrive and Docs.
  3. Click Sharing settingsand thenShared drive creation.
  4. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, use the configuration group you created above.
  5. Uncheck the Prevent users in your domain from creating new shared drives box.
  6. (Recommended) To let teachers see matches from the entire school, uncheck the Prevent non-members of the shared drive from accessing files in the shared drive box.
  7. Click Save. If you configured an organizational unit or group, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit, or Unset a group.

Step 3: Check Vault retention policies (Optional)

If you use Google Vault, you can decide how long student Google Drive files are retained. For details, go to Retain files in Drive with Vault.

 

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