The Unplag Plagiarism Finder Enables Student Paper Prechecks in Corporate Accounts

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Educators checking for similarities as Unplag corporate users now can activate the “Draft Check” option to let students scan papers before submission.

An online plagiarism detection engine, Unplag (https://unplag.com), has updated its system settings in corporate user accounts. Thus, teachers or professors checking student works for similarities online or against their institution databases, can let students run a number of paper prechecks before the due date. Thanks to this, students will be able to spot text matches and ensure all the sources were properly acknowledged.

Having recently launched a character replacement detection and possibility to make plagiarism searches less sensitive, Unplag added a new option for educators with corporate “Instructor” accounts in February 2016.

“Knowing that lots of educators adopt democratic approach in teaching and encourage students to upgrade their practical skills through self-education, the Unplag team enabled ‘Draft Check’”, said Anastasia Parokha, Chief Marketing Officer, Product Owner at Unplag. “This increases students’ chances to get better grades by scanning papers across the web and correctly citing all spotted similarities. Once “Instructors” switch on the option, students can run the set number of prechecks in their personal accounts. Precheck results remain accessible only for students, so that they can feel more at ease”.

The Unplag corporate account for educational institutions consists of “Corporate Manager”, “Instructor” and “Student”. “Corporate Manager” has full control over accounts of educators and students, whereas “Instructors” can create and manage accounts of students and give them access to folders with assignments. For security reasons “Students” are only allowed to upload and submit their works.

To activate “Draft Check”, “Corporate Manager” should click “System Settings” in his or her account menu and select “On” below the "Draft Submission" section. Once “Instructors” received permission to enable the option, they need to indicate number of prechecks their students will be allowed to run (from one to five). This can be done in the “System Settings” as well.

Once “Draft Check” is enabled, “Students” can access the “Draft” folder and upload a file for precheck across numerous online sources indexed by Yahoo and Bing. After scanning is completed, students can view detailed report with highlighted similarities and hyperlinked sources that were duplicated. Here, it’s also possible to exclude already cited text parts and see plagiarism percentage for each particular source. Total number of prechecks available is indicated in the “System Settings” inside the “Student” account.

In addition to the “Draft Check” option, the Unplag team is going to develop and launch a few more handy features this year. They will allow corporate users to track student progress, grade assignments, leave comments on submitted works, and more.

What is Unplag:
Launched in 2014, Unplag.com turned into an easily adjustable plagiarism detection algorithm. The tool is constantly upgraded to simplify educators and students’ work and improve academic writing skills.

In 2015 Unplag was officially presented at a series of the international educational conferences and exhibitions: ICERI, Spain; EdTech MENA, UAE; and Online Educa, Germany.

To learn more about Unplag, click https://unplag.com or make use of these contacts: email: info at unplag dot com, phone: +44 20 3670 0055 or +1 281 912 0548.

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