Mira Bektimirova

Ninja in the House, or Deep Integration of Unicheck and Canvas

Blog Post created by Mira Bektimirova on Aug 16, 2017

Today Unicheck is presenting something much bigger than just a simple update. And while someone may ask what new can there be about a plagiarism checker and an LMS, Unicheck team takes each fix and workflow to heart.

Please meet beta version of Unicheck’s two-click integration with Canvas: faster, fuller and more efficient integration that makes workflow limitless and seamless.


Educators and Unicheck’s Ninja Mode


In essence, the two-click integration can be explained as Unicheck’s full potential in ninja mode. That means that now Unicheck works in Canvas like martial arts pro, providing top results in a laconic and beautiful way.

Let’s see what options have been enabled by our ninja to make teachers’ experience with Unicheck better.


When creating an assignment, an educator needs to choose Submission Type (Online) in the fallout menu, and tick File Uploads. Then, he or she should choose Unicheck Plagiarism Checker in the field Plagiarism Review.

It is useful in cases when educators need papers checked on some occasions. If there no need to check a particular assignment, they just don’t tick.

Now teachers are also able to configure settings before each assignment. These settings are:

  • Exclude submissions from Library (most useful for draft assignments)
  • Exclude citations and references from plagiarism search (which contributes to the higher originality score)
  • Sensibility settings (it can set sensibility in percent or words)

It is very convenient as it gives teachers power to fine-tune Unicheck to the special needs of each assignment.

Features like pre-checks and submitting on behalf of students have been removed as redundant. Resubmit option will be available as a Canvas native feature.

Storing Papers

Deep Integration now works in such a way that allows all submitted papers to be stored directly in Canvas, and thus making it possible to download all submitted files in one click by hitting Download Submissions.


Yes, it is true. Unicheck is now fully compatible with DocViewer and all papers checked by Unicheck open in DocViewer retaining its full operational potential.

The similarity score appears in DocViewer in the top right corner as a neat green button and shows the percentage of the similarity in the text. If a teacher desires to view the report in a greater detail, the little icon with percentage is clickable, and takes the teacher to the report, in its classical form.


The way teachers can review performance in Grades has changed as well. Now, for each submitted and checked assignment there is a flag with a color code. Flags can be in four colors:

  • Blue is for papers with 0% similarity found, and all citations and references properly formatted;
  • Green indicates small or insubstantial similarity detected, with anything up to 20%;
  • Yellow is reserved for medium level of similarity;
  • Red signifies large percentage of 80 and more.



The flag is clickable and allows teachers to have a detailed view of the entry, and to leave comments. Teachers can click on the percentage to view the report.

Rubrics and Peer Review

It is now possible to create assignments using Rubrics and Peer Review and such assignments will be checked by Unicheck.


Admins and Ninja in Action


When it comes to integrations, admins should receive credit where it is due, and here is good news for them: the installation process has gotten easier.

Integration works through LTI 2 and takes one click: admins now need only url registration. It is super simple: just go to the Integrations tab in Unicheck’s account and click on the Copy button.

That’s not all: there is literally no maintenance, as updates happen automatically. That’s ninja in action, guys.

We are also proud to say that just like Canvas, Unicheck offers 99.9% of up-time, ensuring that Canvas and Unicheck alliance is trouble-proof and reliable.


Deep Integration Q&A


Unicheck team is delighted to report that Canvas is the first LMS to have Deep Integration with our plagiarism checker.

 Note: Our team is presenting Deep Integration on Canvas Partner Webinar on 24th of August, and we will also dedicate time for a questions and answers session.

Stealthy and efficient, this ninja is already available for service.



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