SafeAssign

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.

AVAILABLE TO: Faculty

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

Requirements

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

LTS support office

Open 7:45am to 7:00pm Monday through Thursday and 7:45am to 5:00pm Friday during academic sessions

806 South 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: uic.blackboard.com
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