Unplag Plagiarism Tool Resource

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 ** This content is out of date and will not be updated as of 8/22/17 **

First things first: Unplag is pro-nounced "un-PLAH-g"  Smiley Wink Took us a while to figure that out too.

Introduction

Our School had been previously using Turnitin as our main Plagiarism tool and decided to move on to another for various reasons. I was neck deep in the community trying to see what everyone else uses for their Plagiarism detection. There were enough options to make my head spin. Research upon research, not much else was popping up aside from the Industry Giant we were using. I then ran across the Alternative to Turnitin? thread discussion and was immediately relieved to see other people had the same problem I did.

After sifting through the comments, there were a few options before me, so we begun to test. I created a resource Plagiarism Checker Applications, LTI's, Oh My! to be able to link back all the Plagiarism checkers I could find in one spot.

Unplag has had really great customer service and awesome response times, they also have a lot of resources. (seriously, check out the Alliance Partner - Unicheck page, they have everything hyperlinked there) Considering they're based in the Ukraine and we are located in Salt Lake City (MST) this is an incredible achievement. Additionally, we had several questions and requests while we were testing this in Beta, and Unplag responded to every one of them. Often taking our feature suggestions and making changes in record turn around time.

Our institution had a checklist for what we needed:

-Must have Speed Grader Integration

-Must be allow student to Re-Submit assignments

-Must be able to retain Assignment Settings

All of these have been achieved. There are always things that can be improved, but as far as another plagiarism checker, they've quickly become our top pick and great to use. They even put more credit on our account to allow us to continue using the tool while our Finance department settled things with getting officially signed over. Essentially, anything they could to do help, they did.

Since I've been doing trainings with our staff every day this week to get them comfortable with the tool, I wanted to post some info here if you're looking at another plagiarism tool and wanted to see how it integrated into Canvas yourself.

Feel free to take a look at these documents:

Unplag Plagiarism LTI: How to Create an Unplag Assignment

Unplag Plagiarism LTI: How to Change Settings on an Unplag Assignment

Unplag Plagiarism LTI: Student Submissions in Unplag - How does it Work?

Unplag Plagiarism LTI: Student Submissions in Unplag - DRAFT CHECKS - How do they work?

Unplag Plagiarism LTI: Student Submissions in Unplag - RE-SUBMISSIONS - How do they work?

Are you using Unplag? What are your experiences?

5 Comments
Community Member

Wow, thank you Deactivated user for your warm feedback! It’s always good to know that our software helps students and teachers to achieve their learning goals. Developing is a continual process. It is a journey full of new challenges, during which all of you guide us, giving suggestions on how to grow and change. And we will never be tired of making steps forward, because our ultimate goal is to make education better.

Thank you for being active and enthusiastic while sharing your ideas! We, Unplag, respect our users and we will be always glad to know your opinion concerning our software.

Community Team
Community Team

Hey Roxanne,

Thank you for sharing your experiences with the rest of us.  I was going to scroll down and comment that in addition I love that Unplag (un-PLAH-g) pays attention to what happens in the Canvas Community but t.logvynenko beat me to it.  Smiley Happy Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

Instructure
Instructure

scottd@instructure.comwe really love that they pay attention to their users, too! On op of being a fun name, they also have a lot of things on their product radar that they share with anyone who wants to know. I for one am really excited about the Check Box Integration with Canvas Assignment feature due to launch at the end of Q2 (much like Turnitin already has in Canvas) MANY of my teachers are itching to get the Rubric Integration too, which is also launched for Q2 release. 

Community Team
Community Team

Cool... Thanks for the link Roxanne.  I was aware of the integration framework project but it is fun to read about it from Unplag's perspective.

Community Member

Hello guys,

I’ll just leave a message here for those who may be in search of a handy plagiarism detection tool and got into this thread. Roxanne is right! There’s only one slight remark. It’s only about the first thing.

It is true that many educators and students found it difficult to understand our name. We do respect user’s point of view, so we’ve decided to make changes for the better. From now on Unplag is Unicheck. The all-new interface, improved design, and name. In this post, you can take a closer look at what we do and who we are. 

I always ready to talk more, so if you have a question to ask or even a bulk of questions, write me back! Smiley Happy

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SLC, UT (I work for Instructure as a K-12 Account Development Manager) Interests: Technology, Music (listening, playing, advocating!), Audio Production, Pirates, Tattoos and have a soft spot for most any nerd-dom. <3 Cats, Graphic Design & Mexican Food.