Run an originality report on your work

This article is for students

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 billions of webpages and 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, so your teacher can’t see them. 

After you turn in your work, Classroom automatically runs a report that only the teacher can see. If you unsubmit and resubmit a file, Classroom runs another originality report for the teacher.

Note: Originality reports are currently only available for users whose Google Account language is set to English.

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

Run an originality report on your work

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 classroom.google.com.
  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. 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. On a computer, go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Open the assignment.
  4. To see the report, under the file name, click View originality report.
  5. To rewrite or properly cite flagged passages, at the bottom, click Edit
  6. (Optional) To see the originality report again, at the bottom, click View report.

Next step: Read an originality report on your work

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