Run an originality report on your work

If your teacher turns on originality reports for an assignment, you can use the reports to identify uncited content and unintentional plagiarism before you turn in your work. The reports compare your Google Docs, Google Slides, and Microsoft Word files against webpages and books on the internet.

Your teacher can’t see the reports that you run. After you turn in your work, Classroom automatically runs a report that only your teacher can see. If you unsubmit and resubmit a file, Classroom runs another originality report for the teacher. If your administrator has enabled school matches, your teacher's report will also check against previous student submissions from your school or district. In addition, your work is copied to the school matches corpus, so that it can be compared to other students' work, when all of the following is true:

  • School matches are enabled for the domain
  • Originality reports are enabled for the assignment
  • The file type is supported

Available languages

Originality reports are only available for Google Workspace for Education accounts that are set to:
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian

Run an originality report

If your teacher turned on originality reports for an assignment, you can run up to 3 reports on your work.

  1. On a computer, go to
  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Click the assignmentand thenView 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 might not have turned it on. 
  6. Under the file name, click View originality report to see the report.
  7. (Optional) To save or print your originality report, at the top, click Print  and choose an option:
    • Save as PDF
    • Save to your Google Drive
    • Print the report

Tip: In order to create an originality report, documents must not exceed a file size of 2MB.

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