Plagiarism checker up to snuff?

Safe Assign. Photo by Angela Gzowski

Profs speak out about new SafeAssign software The new anti-plagiarism software installed Oct. 11 has profs talking. SafeAssign, a Blackboard Learning Systems program, was called in to replace Turnitin after Dalhousie walked away from the contract renewal claiming Turnitin had “broken the trust factor,” according to Dwight Fischer, assistant VP of Information Technology Services at…

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Preventing, not policing plagiarism

Why students and faculty should support the end of turnitin.com at Dal Dalhousie’s long overdue decision to discontinue its relationship with Turnitin should move the university to consider the structural problems that contribute to plagiarism on our campuses. The university made the decision based on information that student papers were being stored on computer servers…

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Turnitin turned off

Coffee and papers, typical -- photo by Katrina Pyne

  University temporarily walks away from anti-plagiarism software     For many students, it’s a dream come true. But for many staff, it’s a nightmare. Dalhousie walked away from renewing its contract with Turnitin, a plagiarism-checking service, after claiming the company had broken the trust factor. Dwight Fischer, assistant VP of Information Technology Services at…

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