Turn on originality reports

This article is for teachers

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.

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. 

Note: If you have a G Suite for Education account, you can turn on originality reports for 3 assignments per class. To get unlimited originality reports, ask your admin to upgrade to G Suite Enterprise for Education.

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Click Createand thenAssignment.

  4. Next to 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

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Next to the assignment, click More Moreand thenEdit.

    Select Edit

  4. Next to Originality reports, check the box.

Step 2: Run an originality report on submitted work

  1. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Click the assignmentand thenView assignmentand thenthe student’s file.
    The file opens in the grading tool.
  4. Under the student's assignment, click Check originality.

How many reports can I turn on in my class? 

You can turn on originality reports for 3 assignments per class with a G Suite for Education account. 
To get unlimited originality reports per class, ask your admin to upgrade to G Suite Enterprise for Education.

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, Classroom automatically runs an originality report for each submitted Docs file, visible only to you. If a student unsubmits and resubmits an assignment, Classroom runs another originality report for the teacher. 

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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