Read the originality report
If you turned on Originality reports for an assignment, a report automatically runs when the student turns in their work.
Read the report
View the number of flagged passages
The number of flagged passages highlights text found in public webpages that’s not cited or quoted by the student. Originality reports detects excerpts on the web, identifies the top matched source, and flags passages the student didn’t cite or quote.
In the originality report, you can show or hide cited or quoted text in the results. By default, the report doesn’t show cited or quoted passages. If a student’s work contains citations, those passages won’t be highlighted unless you turn on the Show cited or quoted passages filter.
Switch views between number of flagged passages and percentage of flagged content
To switch views between number of flagged passages and percentage of flagged content, in the top-right corner, click Passage view or Percentage view .
View the percentage of flagged content
The percentage of flagged content shows how much source material a student used. A high percentage of flagged content suggests most of the student’s work isn’t original, while a low percentage suggests a higher amount of original content. For example, if a student’s report shows 5% flagged content, it means most of the work is their own.
Originality report colors
The originality report is classified by color:
- Green—All content appears to be original.
- Yellow—Most content is original, but some content may be derived from the web. The score includes cited and uncited quotes and paraphrases.
- Red—Most content appears to be unoriginal.
Even though Originality reports flags unoriginal content, it’s up to you to decide whether content was used incorrectly.
Review individual passages
Flip through flagged passages
To navigate between flagged passages:
- In the bottom-right corner, click Back or Next .
- In the paper, click a highlighted passage.
- Navigate with keyboard arrows.
Highlight cited or quoted passages
To highlight cited content, next to Show cited or quoted passages, click Turn on .
Return to the grading tool
In the top-left corner, click Close .