Published: October 31, 2017

How Unicheck Plagiarism Checker Discovers Unoriginality In Google Classroom

Accuracy of checks, possibility of databases integration and handy interface are among the things that make every checker valuable. There are the qualities which make Unicheck useful for educators. Now in the Google Classroom.


Serhii Tkachenko

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Unicheck Plagiarism Checker Is Now Integrated With Google Classroom

Tracking the quality of students’ work is no longer an issue. For some people, it may still be somewhat fantastic, while many others have already become familiar with making this process run automatically with the help of educational tools and platforms.

Plagiarism checkers also belong to the list of smart teacher assistants. Most of learning management systems used in academic institutions worldwide have them integrated and accessible for educators and students’ use.

Surprisingly, Google Classroom didn’t have it until just now. Unicheck plagiarism checker is the only tool that makes it possible to find plagiarism in assignments in Google Classroom. The integration of Unicheck into Google Classroom has brought quite a collection of improvements for teachers and students. Here is a bunch of ideas when applying Unicheck can be of great help.

A level up for all written assignments

Similarity source tracking

In case the assignment includes plagiarized content it will be displayed in yellow color in the report. The highlighted sentences will be clickable, with the list of sources and websites that particular text might have been copied from.

Citations and references recognition

Assignments like course works or term papers include a lot of material that is rich in citations and references. Unicheck is able to recognize almost all academic styles of properly formatted citations and references, so there’s no need to remove them manually. Citations and references are neatly highlighted in blue and violet colors, they don’t affect the overall rate of similarity in the report.

Replacement detection

Character replacement is the way of cheating that includes character substitution from other alphabets in order to fool plagiarism checkers. Unicheck algorithm helps to recognize them, color the replaced characters in red and feature in the report.

How Unicheck detects unoriginal text

Unicheck stands out thanks to its affordability, unlimited storage capacity, functionality enhancements and timely support.

Let’s take a peek at how it works. When a student submits a paper it gets automatically checked for plagiarism and Unicheck’s report lands at teacher’s Gmail inbox. It shows brief info about the result of the check of the certain submission, including percentage of similarity found in each of them.

Clicking on the link takes teachers to the full report. There, the teachers can view sources for each similarity found, review citations and exclude them if they feel the need to do so, and do other actions. The report can be easily shared with students from teachers’ emails or downloaded in PDF for further offline use.

Unicheck can check the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt, .html, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx., which makes workflow between teachers and students smoother.

The checker settings can be adjusted at any moment. Unicheck allows omitting sources with minor matches from search and change the course the checker will be used in. However, these are not the only gems it has.

The benefits and improvements

When integrated, the checker makes teacher-student workflow smoother and more productive. No need to run checks manually or generate reports for scanned submissions. It is done automatically as all reports arrive to the teacher’s mailbox. You can decide whether to receive all of the reports at once in bulk or one by one when each student submits the paper.

As for checking options, Unicheck checks submissions not only across web sources, but also against internal library, that is the new submission is scanned against previously submitted papers as well.

It is also worth mentioning that once Unicheck is integrated into Google Classroom, it will not check old submissions in the system. Only new submissions will be scanned. It is also easy to choose for what courses to use the checker.

With the three standard roles in the classical learning management systems, that is of admin, teacher, and student, Unicheck in Google Classroom also recognizes the role of course owner. System settings can be set in such a way that the course owner is the only recipient of reports instead of all teachers in the course. This adds to better work organization and less spam in teachers’ mailboxes.