The University of South Carolina uses SafeAssign, a plagiarism detection software, which is available through Blackboard. Instructors who use SafeAssign receive a SafeAssign Originality Report that outlines the matches between students’ papers and other sources. This can make detecting plagiarism easier.

For information about how to set up “SafeAssignments,” generate and interpret reports, and other functions of SafeAssign, please view this 5 minute tutorial: SafeAssign Tutorial. For written instructions with screenshots, please review the following help page provided by Blackboard: SafeAssign Instructions.

For additional questions on interpreting the SafeAssign Originality Reports for the purpose of submitting an Honor Code referral, please contact the Office of Academic Integrity.