Detect plagiarism, paraphrased content, and similar text using sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) based algorithms in 100+ languages with Copyleaks. Faculty can enable the plagiarism detection tool in a number of ways, including:
-on an assignments built in the Canvas LMS. This will be the most common use.
-to check Code for a coding assignment.
-on assignments where students submit a hand written assignment submission. With the power of Copyleaks and OCR technology, you can parse text directly from and image to identify copied content. This is a handy tool for assignments that are submitted on paper rather than typed on the computer. Like any other file, you can simply upload the image file and the text will be extracted and then compared against the internet and other databases. English language only. Accepted image files currently include: gif, png, bmp, jpg, jpeg. Learn more in this video (1.44 minutes).
-scan a document outside of an assignment (faculty only) using the Plagiarism Checker on your courses left menu navigation menu.
Copyleaks Overview Video (1:08 minutes).
Important Note: Using Copyleaks in a Group Assignment:
Copyleaks will report a 100% similarity score when it recognizes the submission for each student in the group as all the same.
In order to avoid this the faculty member will need to deselect the Copyleaks Database check boxes and Save when they set up the group assignment.
Learn more about the tool in the Instructor and Student Resource Guides.
For assistance you can access the Copyleaks Help Centre, or reach out to CATL.
Q. When I duplicate, import or copy an assignment in Canvas, do the Copyleaks settings apply to the newly created assignment?
A. When you duplicate, import or copy an assignment in Canvas, the Copyleaks configuration settings will not be copied/applied to the newly created assignment. You will need to set these on the new assignment.
Q. What if based on the student’s assignment submission, I feel their paper is plagiarized (for example significantly improved writing, sentence construction, so my intuition/experience tells me they did not write it…..but the tool is not showing a plagiarism match, how can that be?
A. The paper may in fact not be plagiarized, there are circumstances where a student can buy an original paper drafted by another person, for example, “unemployed professor website”. As the paper is original content it will not be identified as plagiarized using a detection tool.
Q. Sometimes I find that when I share my Powerpoint presentation with students following a class and they have an assignment on the material, for example journal/entry about their reaction to the content…. they will simply go to my Powerpoint and copy and paste my notes and use for their assignment submission. Is there a way I could see if they have done this using Copyleaks?
A. Yes, if you would like to identify this, you would submit your powerpoint as an assignment submission prior to students submitting their assignment. Therefore, when students subsequently submit, their paper would be compared with your Powerpoint and plagiarism detected.
Q. Is there a way to eliminate the question text from an assignment if the student has copied and used the question text in their submitted assignment?
A. Not a setting you can enable, but as a workaround, you could put the question text in quotations so when the student repeats the question it would be excluded from the originality report. And/or just consider the student has copied the question text and increase the threshold regarding plagiarism.
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