SafeAssign checks papers and assignments (within Blackboard) against a collection of databases, including
- Internet – comprehensive index of billions of documents available for public access.
ProQuest ABI/Inform database – millions of current articles, updated weekly.
Institutional document – archives containing all papers submitted by users from CCCT&I, CVCC and RCCC.
Global Reference Database- a collection of scholarly papers.
An Originality Report then is delivered to the teacher, student or both (determined by the teacher), highlighting any blocks of text in submitted documents that matched reference sources, with links back to the matching documents. Teachers can use the Originality Report to determine if plagiarism has occurred and, if needed, determine the appropriate next steps.