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