SafeAssign is an anti-plagiarism checking tool incorporated as an option in Blackboard Assignments. It’s designed to be used to promote originality and to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase. SafeAssign is effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool. SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against a set of sources to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works. Files formats compatible with SafeAssignments are: DOCX, DOC, PPT, PPTX, PDF, TXT, ODT, RTF, HTML, and HTM.


    1. To create a SafeAssign assignment, click on Assessment and then Assignment from the Content Area.
    2. In Submission Details check the box next to “Check submissions for plagiarism using SafeAssign”.


    1. You can check to option to Allow students to view the SafeAssign originality report for their attempts.
    2. You can check to option to Exclude submissions from the Institutional and Global References Databases. You may want this if you’re allowing students to submit more than one attempt.
    3. Click Submit

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