If you use originality reports, Google doesn’t save the content that you submit for the report and doesn’t assume ownership of your content. That content belongs to you and your students. Originality reports search for what is publicly available on the web. They’re not permanently stored.
Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals meets these compliance standards:
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)
- Student Privacy Pledge introduced by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)
- ISO/IEC 27018:2014 (Data standards)
Do schools have to enroll in Workspace for Education?
Can I get student assignments in a Google Drive associated with my personal (@gmail.com) address?
Why can students turn in work from their personal (@gmail.com) Google Accounts?
Does it comply with FERPA to allow students to use personal (@gmail.com) Google Accounts to turn in and receive returned assignments?
How does Google ensure data privacy?
Are student assignment files saved to a global repository?
No. Google doesn’t save assignment files to a global repository. However, teachers or the school can copy student submissions to the school’s Google Drive, which contains data owned and controlled by the school. Workspace Enterprise for Education institutions can have a private, school-owned repository of their student work that they can use for checking student matches in future originality reports.
To access the repository:
- Go to the school matches admin page.
- Click Originality Corpus.
Originality reports are automatically deleted after 45 days.
Do originality reports check sources in external schools? If so, can those teachers see my students’ assignments?
No. Google doesn’t store student work in a repository to check against external schools. Teachers in other schools can’t see your students’ assignments.
Workspace Enterprise for Education institutions can have a private, school-owned repository of their student work that they can use for future originality reports.