SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention tool that is freely available in Blackboard.
If your instructor uses SafeAssign, they will create a place to upload your assignment.
SafeAssign will then check your assignment for plagiarism, comparing it against the following databases:
SafeAssign will NOT check against RDC Library Article Databases.
As per the RDC Course Outline Guidebook (page 6), instructors are required to include a statement in the Course Outline informing students that “A plagiarism detection tool is used in this course.”
Your instructor may have set-up SafeAssign to allow you to upload a draft of your paper.
SafeAssign will check your paper for plagiarism and provide a detailed report.
The SafeAssign Report identifies matches found between your submitted paper and existing sources. The SafeAssign Report identifies all matching blocks of text. It is your and your instructor's responsibility to investigate whether the matching text is properly referenced or not.
Here are step-by-step instructions on reading a SafeAssign Originality Report:
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