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Teachers

Please note that Teachers will only be able to view similarity scores and reports on Assignment activities where Urkund was enabled at the point of creation. For further details on this, please see: Using Urkund within Moodle

Once a file has been submitted to an Urkund enabled assignment in Moodle, it will be passed to the Urkund service for review.  An interactive report will be produced that highlights any text fragments found to match against other sources, and a similarity score will be generated and passed back to the Moodle assignment. 

For Teachers to view similarity scores and reports related to assignment submissions:

  • Go to the Assignment activity that students have submitted assignments to.
  • Click on the green View/grade all submissions link.
  • A list of all assignments submitted will be displayed in tabular format, an example of which is shown below.

  • Similarity score will be displayed next to the file submitted. This is also the case where multiple files are submitted by a student within a single activity. Similarity scores are colour coded on a green-amber-red scale to give a visual indicator of potential issues. Clicking on the percentage score will open the Urkund analysis report for that student submission.
  • The date and time displayed beside the file above remains the timestamp of when the student submitted their assignment file to Moodle - rather than when the report from Urkund was received.
  • To view the detailed Urkund Report, click on the Similarity link next to the link to the file upload (see above). This will launch a new web browser window, taking you to the Urkund website and the relevant report.

 

Understanding the similarity report

It is important to note that Urkund is simply a tool to help support academic staff in determining if an academic offence has taken place. ‘Matching Text’ and even ‘Warnings’ in the similarity report do not necessarily mean that plagiarism has taken place, and you should always be careful to thoroughly check the report as the judgement about whether an academic offence has taken place remains with staff.
The similarity report should be used to help inform that decision, and where appropriate, be used as evidence in any claim taken forward. Academic staff should refer to the relevant Faculty/School and University policies for information relating to suspected academic offences.

Analysis Overview Screen

The Analysis Overview provides a report summary (as shown below): 


Note:  The name of the submitter has been removed to ensure that originality checking does not compromise anonymous submission 

The detail of the analysis report can be viewed in one of three ways:

  • Click on highlighted elements within the ‘Document overview bar’ Provides quick access to individual matches and/or warnings (via a pop-up message).
  • Click on the ‘View the entire document’ button (located in the ‘Findings’ panel) Opens the ‘Entire document’ page and highlights text fragments within the context of the entire document
  • Click on ‘Matching text’ or ‘Warnings’ (within the ‘Findings’ panel) Opens the ‘Findings’ page. Only text fragments are displayed (the full document is not visible)

Excluding / including sources

However you choose to view the detail of the report, an ‘Exclude from analysis’ setting will be found alongside each matching text fragment and warning.   

This setting allows you to adjust the originality score by excluding any unexpected sources that may have been picked up (e.g. a common cover sheet used by the students will affect the originality score of individual reports). 

Note:  Excluding sources will affect the originality score within Urkund, however these changes will not be passed back to Moodle.

Whilst excluding sources will affect the originality score associated with the document, the excluded sources will still be visible in the ,Document Overview Bar, (highlighted in a paler colour to denote their exclusion), and also within the ‘Findings’ and ‘Entire Document’ tab. This enables the reviewer to toggle the exclusion setting on/off as appropriate.

Customising the report

When viewing the detail of the report, a number of other settings will be available to the reviewer (see below).


Sharing the Analysis Report

By default, Urkund reports linked with Moodle assignments are available to all Moodle teachers who can see the assignment, and (depending upon the settings that have been used) the reports and scores may also be available to the students.
Should it be necessary to share the originality reports outside of the Moodle environment, this can be done in one of two ways:

  • Downloading the report Click the ‘Export analysis report as pdf’ icon
  • Sharing a link to the report Click the ‘Profile’ menu and select ‘Share analysis report’. Specify an email address and press ‘Send’ button.

Students

Please note that Students will only be able to view similarity scores and reports on Assignment activities that were Urkund enabled at the point of creation. For further details on this, please see: Using Urkund within Moodle.

For students to view similarity scores and originality reports related to assignment submissions:

  • Go to the Assignment activity that they have submitted their assignment to.
  • If access to the similarity score has been enabled they should then see the Urkund similarity score displayed underneath the submission filename.

 

  • If student access to the similarity report has been enabled, clicking on the Similarity link above will open a new web browser window. Within this, the student will see the originality report relating to their assignment.
  • If access to the similarity report has not been enabled, the Similarity text in the image above will not be hyperlinked.
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