What file types can be submitted to SafeAssign in Blackboard Learn?

The SafeAssignment plagiarism detection service (run and hosted by the Blackboard company) supports the following file formats:

  • Microsoft Word documents i.e. files with .doc and .docx file name extensions
  • Acrobat documents: .pdf
  • HTML files: .htm and .html
  • rich-text files: .rtf
  • plain-text files: .txt
  • open office documents: .odt
  • zip files: .zip

For the latest list of supported formats, faculty and teaching staff can initiate a SafeAssignment Direct Submit under the Blackboard Control Panel.

Also, it is highly recommended that students and instructors name documents submitted to SafeAssignment using only alphanumeric characters, the period, the underscore and the hyphen,  for example:  NetID.final.paper.doc or group2.assignment3.report.pdf 

In particular, using space/blank characters, quotation marks, diacritical marks, the pound sign, percent sign and any other special characters should be avoided when naming documents for SafeAssignment and for most any other Web-based/could computing application. 

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Last updated: 

September 21, 2016

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