SafeAssign, Blackboard’s plagiarism prevention tool, compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works. Use SafeAssign to review assignment submissions for originality. SafeAssign is only available in Blackboard Learn course sites.


FUNDED BY: University

The SafeAssign plagiarism detection service 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


It is highly recommended that students and instructors name documents submitted to SafeAssign using only alphanumeric characters, the period, the underscore, and the hyphen, and one of the aforementioned file types; for example or

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 SafeAssign and for most any other Web-based/cloud computing application.

LTS Support Office

806 S. Halsted Street, Lecture Center E, Room E112, Chicago, IL

Service Level Agreement

Service Request Fulfillment Time Under 2 business days, unless in-person training/discussion is required, or escalation to the vendor is required
Incident Resolution Time Under 2 business days unless escalation to the vendor is required
Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Weekly maintenance window: Friday, 1:00am - 5:00am Approved ACCC maintenance window(s)
Service Notification Channel(s) ​Approved ACCC maintenance window(s). Direct emails to campus users. LMS Login Page:
Reviewed to Ensure SLA Meets Business Requirements Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review
Date Reviewed Provisional SLA - Currently under IT Governance review
Service Owner: Elizabeth Romero Fuerte