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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

For originality reports, you must set up shared drives to store student’s past submissions.

  1. Go to the Google Classroom page.
  2. You may be prompted to do one or both of the following:
    • To begin setup, click Create.
    • To fix Drive settings, click Apply fix.

Important: You need to fix Drive settings if:

  • You don't allow users to create shared drives
  • Your shared drive settings prevent non-member access 

If you fix Drive settings, it:

  • Creates a configuration group for the service account.
  • Changes the group setting to allow the creation of shared drives for school matches, but leaves other users unaffected. 
  • Changes group settings so teachers can view school matches for the entire school.

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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