Unicheck Plugin for Sakai LMS
Designed based on educators’ feedback, Unicheck is a similarity detection engine that helps educators spot similarities and assists in teaching students to write originally. This plugin integrates with the Sakai Assignment activity to check user-submitted
text content for similarities.
To start using the plugin, please register at unicheck.com or get in touch with the sales team via email - firstname.lastname@example.org. It takes
few minutes to set up a free trial account and get the ball rolling.
Integration with Sakai Activities
The Unicheck plugin (Unplag Plagiarism Service is a previous name) works with the Assignment activity within Sakai LMS. Unicheck automatically produces a similarity report for each student submission.
Site → Assignments → Add new assignment:
Viewing similarity results:
The Assignment Activity
How to Enable and Configure Unicheck in the Sakai Assignment
Create a new Sakai assignment:
Under Unicheck Plagiarism Service section, enable Unicheck in the assignment, and optionally, allow students to view their reports:
How do I Know if the Unicheck Report for the Checked Student Submission is Available?
In the Assignment List, open submissions for a given assignment:
Submission for which Unicheck report is ready will have a ‘report icon’ next to the file name:
Hover over the icon to see the similarity %. Click on the icon to open Unicheck report in a new tab:
Interpreting Unicheck Similarity Results
Please refer to Interpreting Similarity Results in our Unicheck Report Guide for details on how to interpret the Unicheck Report.
Can I Provide Feedback to Students?
Unicheck Report offers the Comments tool to provide feedback on any particular similarity report. When viewing a similarity report, click Comments, then highlight an area of the document (text and/or pictures) or click in any place in the document to leave a comment.
Additionally, teachers can send feedback using Sakai built-in feedback feature:
Grading the Assignment
Unicheck assignments are graded as normal Sakai assignments - individually or in bulk.
Click on a student name in the Assignment users list to grade individual submission:
How to Download the Unicheck Report?
When viewing an online similarity report, go to the Options Menu and click Download.
Choose one of the following options:
Download Original File: Download the originally submitted document.
Download PDF Report: Download the Unicheck Report as a PDF file.
Do I Need to Sign Up for the Individual Unicheck Account to Use Unicheck in Sakai assignment?
No, neither Instructors nor Students need to have individual Unicheck accounts. Once LMS Administrator installs Unicheck plugin (for specific Sakai Site), Unicheck becomes available to all participants (i.e. instructors) in that Site.
I Want to Suggest a Feature, Provide Feedback
Feel free to contact Unicheck account manager and suggest improvements or provide feedback. We’ll do our best to improve the product/service based on your suggestions.