Once the assignments have been sent to Ouriginal and have been checked for similarity you can easily find the similarity scores in Brightspace. You can also opt to receive an email for all submission attempts that have led to a similarity score. You can turn this feature on by contacting Brightspace support.
With Assignment submission
It is possible to go to the submitted assignments and see whether there are similarities between the submitted document and the Ouriginal database.
- Navigate to Activities and then Assignments.
- Click the desired assignment.
Here you will see the Ouriginal Similarity. The higher the percentage, the more likely it is that there are similarities with a file in the Ouriginal database. The score is shown with a percentage and a corresponding colour code.
Click the percentage for more information.
A warning icon above the percentage icon means that Brightspace could not create a similarity score for this document.
With Activities - Ouriginal
- Navigate to Activities and then to Ouriginal.
- Click Similarity Score Submission Details.
- You can then filter on Status (Analyzed) or search for the submissions of a specific assignment with Assignment.
- An overview of the submissions will now appear. You will see the similarity score right away. In this example 64,03% similarity was found in the file compared to other sources.
- Click Show/Hide Details.
- Then click the title of the document.
- Click View Report to open the similarity detection report.
By clicking Submission Feedback you will arrive in the assessment screen of the Brightspace assignment. For more information please read How do I assess an assignment? (grade item, rubric)?
If you want to assess assignments via Ouriginal , then Anonymous Marking will no longer work. Within Ouriginal you will always see the name of the student, whether anonymous marking is turned on or off.
The analysis overview
- A new tab will open containing the analysis overview.
This overview provides a couple of insights:
- At the top of this page you can find the percentage of similarity, the word count, the submission date, and the submission id.
- In the graph below the name of the document, you can easily see where similarities are found.
- In the column Findings you can see how many matches are found in the text.
- In the column Similarity you can find two percentages that are important:
- Current submission: The total percentage of similarities found in this specific document.
- Submitter Average: The total percentage of similarities found in all documents of this student in this receiver-inbox.
Saving or sharing the analysis
At the top right of the page, you can find three shortcuts to refresh, save or share your analysis.
- Click on the left button to refresh your analysis.
- Click on the middle button to save your analysis as a pdf-file.
- Click on the right button to share your analysis via mail. You can then fill in an an e-mail address to which the analysis will be sent.
- Click on the Findings tab.
- Here, you can see an overview of all found matching pieces of text. On the left, you find the text from the submitted document and on the right you find the text from the matching source. The yellow highlighted text matches with the text from the submitted document.
- Click on Exclude this match if you want to exclude it from the analysis. It will then not be taken into account for the total similarity score.
- Click on Next match to take a look at the next sentence or paragraph marked as similar.
- Click Include in analysis to remove a piece of text from the similarity detection.
- You will see for each sentence or paragraph on which website or other document the matching text can be found.
- Click next highlight to go to the next sentence or paragraph bookmarked as similar.
- Click on the tab Document
Here you will find the entire document. The sentences or paragraphs that are marked as similar.
- Click on a highlighted piece of text to see the matching text.
- Select Sources to see the belonging source.
Exclude or include sources
It is also possible to exclude found sources from the similarity check. By excluding one or multiple sources, the similarity score will automatically be changed.
- Click the Sources tab. Here you will find all found sources.
- Click on Identical sources to see alternative sources. This means that the piece of text matches with multiple sources. Ouriginal automatically chooses the most relevant and uses it for the similarity score.
- Is there a source that you do not want to include in the analysis? Click on the green checkmark, so that it disappears. Is there another source that you do want to include in the analysis? Then, tick the checkbox.
- Do you still miss a source in this overview, that should have been included according to you? You can report this to Ouriginal by sending the URL of this source.