Q. How do I add a Safe Assignment?



Create a SafeAssignment

SafeAssignments can be added to any Content Area or Learning Module, where students are able to access them.

When a SafeAssignment is created, a statement is automatically added to the description that informs students that their submitted papers are checked for originality.

In addition, a Grade Center column is added automatically.

To create a SafeAssignment:

  1. Access the Content Area where you want to add a SafeAssignment. Ensure Edit Mode is ON.

  2. On the Action Bar, point to Create Assessment to access the drop-down list.
  3. Scroll down to Submission Details.
  4. In the section Plagiarism Tools, check the box in front of "Check submissions for plagiarism using SafeAssign".
  5. Decide if you want to us the other settings:
    1. Allow students to view SafeAssign originality report for their attempts
  6. Click Submit.

Selecting SafeAssignment Options

Choose SafeAssignment options that support your instructional goals. For instance, to use SafeAssignments as a teaching tool to help students become more proficient at citing sources, select the Draft and Student Viewable options when creating the assignment.

Use the following options available when creating a SafeAssignment:

  • Available - Select whether or not the SafeAssignment is visible to students.

  • Availability Dates - Set the date range when students can view a SafeAssignment.

  • Draft - Allows students to validate their papers without submitting them to the institutional database.

  • Student Viewable - Determines whether students can see the SafeAssign report generated for their submitted papers.

  • Urgent Checking - Sets papers to a high priority in the queue for plagiarism checking.

  • Optional Announcement - Select "Yes" to create an Announcement aabout the SafeAssignment.

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