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.
Does Unicheck automatically grade my submission?
No, Unicheck does not grade your submissions automatically. Grading is done by the teacher/instructor manually. The exception would be only if the institution or department has enabled auto-grading, based on the similarity score. Even in this scenario, teachers are responsible for reviewing the auto-grade and updating it, if necessary. Auto-grading is enabled if upon submission, any student in the course, in a minute or so, receives a grade.
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):
Can I check my submission for plagiarism before turning the paper to the teacher?
Only if a teacher has enabled a pre-check in the assignment. If you see a Drafts folder, then pre-check is available:
In the example above, a teacher has given 3 precheck attempts. Open the folder to upload file(s) and run a similarity check:
Select the file, and click Check for plagiarism:
Animation indicates the scan progress:
Once the report is ready, click on the file to view it:
Yellow - indicates similarity. These areas increase similarity score. Click on the yellow area to see a matching link.
Click view source icon to see the match in the source. It might take a minute or so to load the source and apply similarity marker on it.
Blue - indicates citation. These areas do not affect similarity score. APA, MLA, Turabian, Harvard, Chicago styles are supported. Clicking on any of the citations in the report, brings up the list of all identified citations in the submission.
Violet - indicates references. These areas do not affect similarity score.
Refer to section How do I submit final document(s) for steps to make final submission.
How do I submit final document(s)?
In the Drafts folder, select a file and click Add to assignment. The file will be added to the list of files for submission.
Optionally, click Add files and new upload file(s), then click Final submission:
If a teacher has made similarity results visible to students in the Assignment, every student will see only his/her similarity results:
In the example above:
76.45% - auto-generated similarity score. This is NOT a grade. Grading is done ONLY by institution’s staff.
12/29/16 - date and time of the submission.
ID:16446 - unique id of the submission.
Download original files - click to download recently submitted file.
Submitted file - click on the file to view a similarity report.
How do I view instructor’s annotations?
When new comments are added, a student will see a notification with a number of new comments added. Open the report to see if there are any new comments:
Click Commenting mode to view the comments. Clicking on a comment will scroll the document automatically to the place of the teacher’s annotation in the document.
Can I reply to the instructor’s comments?
You can reach out to the teacher using Canvas standard communication tools. You cannot reply to teacher’s comments right inside the Unicheck report.
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 final 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.
How do I resubmit?
Resubmissions are not allowed by default. If you need to make a resubmission, ask your teacher to unlock the Assignment.