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View an originality report

This article is for teachers.

If you turned on originality reports for an assignment, a report runs when a student turns in their work. The report highlights text from the internet that the student didn’t cite or quote. If you have a Google Workspace for Education Plus account, student work is also compared with work submitted by other students in the domain.

Originality reports are only available for Google Workspace for Education accounts set to English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. 

Open an originality report

  1. On a computer, go to
  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Click the assignmentand thenView assignmentand thenthe student’s file.
  4. Choose an option:
    • Under Files, click # flagged passages.
      Note: If there are no matched sources, under the file, you see No flagged passages.
    • If you turned on originality reports after receiving student work, click Check plagiarism (originality).

View percentage or number of flagged passages

When you’re in the originality report, to switch views between the number of flagged passages and the percentage of flagged content, click Count or %.

You can use the percentage of flagged content to review how much source material a student used. For example, if a student’s report shows 5% flagged content, it means that 5% of the content matches source material that wasn’t cited or quoted.

Highlight cited or quoted passages

To highlight material that contains cited or quoted passages, from the student or the source, next to # cited or quoted passages, click the switch to On "".

Review individual passages

 To review flagged passages in the originality report:

  1. Click Web matches
  2. At the bottom, click Next "" or Back "" to scroll through the passages.
  3. (Optional) To see the match for a specific passage, in the document, click a highlighted passage.
  4. Click Back "" to go back to the summary.

  5. Click Close "" to return to the grading tool.

Save or print an originality report

  1. Open the originality report.
  2. At the top, click Print "" and choose an option:
    • Save as a PDF
    • Save to your Google Drive
    • Print the report

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