What is Unicheck?
Unicheck is a similarity checker. It verifies the originality of the submitted text or document and delivers a detailed similarity report to the teacher/instructor.
Unicheck integrates only into Assignment activity in Canvas LMS
Does Unicheck automatically grade my submission?
No, Unicheck does not grade your submissions automatically.
Will cited material be identified by Unicheck as a plagiarism?
No. Unicheck identified properly cited material and does not mark it as a similarity. If the instructor has allowed students to see a similarity score/report, a student can open the report and review the material, which was identified as citations (marked in blue color):
Interpreting the similarity results
Unicheck report uses several colors:
Click on the marked area in the report to see a matched source (alternatively, click on a source in the list to show a matched text):
Click View original source icon to view a matched text in the source:
View a match in a source (screenshot below). Click Show plagiarism sections, to browse matches one by one. If you do not see a match on the page, click Show hidden text.
If Auto Exclude Citations and References option is turned ON in the Unicheck assignment settings, citations and references will be filtered out automatically.
Citations identified by Unicheck are marked with blue background color (Unicheck identifies MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian and Harvard styles):
References identified by Unicheck are marked with violet background color.
Please note, when Exclude options for citations/references are ON, total similarity % will be adjusted accordingly:
Letters with character replacement and other forms of cheating (font/encoding replacement etc.) are highlighted with bold red formatting with underline. Unicheck reverses replaced encoding and searches for similarities. If match is found - a source is included in the report. Character replacement typically indicates a cheating attempt.
Can I view the final plagiarism report?
If the teacher has made similarity results visible, then a student can view plagiarism report for his/her submissions (it might take a minute or so to generate the report).
Can I download Unicheck report?
Open Unicheck report and click Generate report. Wait few seconds or so and when same button changes to Download report, click it to download the report.