Changes to SafeAssign in Blackboard

Posted: 6/22/15

As part of the recent Blackboard upgrade, changes were made to the way SafeAssignment works, and we wanted to make sure you were aware of how to enable it.

In the past, Assignment and SafeAssignment were distinct and separate features. Now, SafeAssign is integrated with the Assignment feature, making it easy to check student submissions for plagiarism by clicking a checkbox when creating an Assignment. In addition, all compatible submissions (including those that have been checked for plagiarism) can now be graded using the Inline Grading workflow currently available for Assignments.

SafeAssign settings

For more information, see SafeAssign in Blackboard.

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