Plagiarism Detection (Unicheck)
Unicheck is a cloud-based service that identifies plagiarism and similar submissions by comparing student submitted work against an ever-increasing database of sources.
Each day approximately one million new sources are added based on the topics and sources institutions are using.
Unicheck is already installed and available to instructors in all Canvas courses, within the Assignment tool’s setup options.
You must take action to enable Unicheck in your Assignments:
- go to the assignment
- click Edit
- Check the box for “Text Entry” or ‘File Upload” and Unicheck will show as an option.
Unicheck can be accessed from within the Canvas SpeedGrader when viewing a student’s submission, as well as the report of sources and other options.
Once you have enabled Unicheck within an Assignment, and students have submitted, you will see two reference points to the Unicheck similarity report.
One of these will be a percentage which indicates the level of the submission that is suspect.
Clicking on either icon will launch the Unicheck Report and corresponding links to suspected sources.