SafeAssign Blackboard Plugin

SafeAssign is a Blackboard plug-in that can be used by students and faculty to detect plagiarism. Lee Henrikson has added some information to the Knowledge Base at

  • Safe Assign can be used by instructors to check for plagiarism or by students to be sure they have cited everthing they should have.
  • Instructors should disclose use of SafeAssign to students in the syllabus.
  • In Blackboard, instructors can turn on SafeAssign by going to the Control Panel > Manage Tools > Building Block Tool Availability > check SafeAssign > Submit.
  • For students, the results show up in the assignment. For instructors, the results show up under Control Panel > Safe Assign.
  • For more information, go to
  • On a related note, the Consortium Library has an Academic Integrity Tutorial that students can go through at

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