Using safeassign at vsu
SafeAssign is “a plagiarism prevention service" that works with VSU's BlazeVIEW course management system. This service helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content.“ (http://wiki.safeassign.com/display/SAFE/About+SafeAssign).
Instructors who choose to use SafeAssign in their classes should use it as a tool to assist students in detecting and preventing plagiarism. Using the SafeAssign tool in BlazeVIEW, instructors may directly submit any student work or they can allow students to submit work themselves and receive an “originality report” in order to make needed corrections.
At VSU, faculty members who would like to begin using SafeAssign with any of their classes should complete the ONLINE SAFE ASSIGN ORIENTATION, then REQUEST SAFEASSIGN ACTIVATION. Once the SafeAssign Activation form is processed, the SafeAssign tool will be turned on for use in the requested BlazeVIEW sections. SafeAssign activation must be requested each semester.
Remember that SafeAssign only helps to identify passages in a student’s work that are unoriginal and provides the instructor (and the student) with an originality report. It is still up to the instructor to determine if the unoriginal work constitutes plagiarism.