What is Unicheck?
Unicheck is a plagiarism checker. It verifies the originality of submitted texts or documents and delivers detailed similarity reports to instructors and students.
Unicheck can be integrated into your LMS and used by instructors to create student assignments. After a student submits an assignment, instructor receives a comprehensive similarity report, which becomes available within a few minutes.
Unicheck compares submitted documents with the Internet and/or Unicheck Institutional Library (i.e., assignments submitted by other students and/or assignments directly uploaded to the Unicheck account by administrator or instructor).
Unicheck report highlights all text segments that match Internet and/or Library sources and provides a list of matched sources. You can click on the highlighted segments to see the corresponding matched sources (alternatively, when you click on sources from the list, the corresponding text segments are highlighted).
Please refer to Interpreting Similarity Results in our Unicheck Report Guide for details on how to interpret the Unicheck Report.Does Unicheck Grade My Assignment?
No, it doesn't. Only your instructor can grade your assignment. Unicheck helps to assess your submission by providing a similarity report and calculating a similarity score. Note: Your school may enable Unicheck Auto-Grading. In this case, Unicheck will automatically calculate an originality coefficient based on similarity score and total points available for the assignment.
Are Citations Included in Similarity Score?
If your instructor decides to exclude quotes and/or references, Unicheck will identify and highlight properly formatted in-text citations and/or references (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard). Detected quotes/references will not be checked for plagiarism.If instructor allows students to see their similarity reports, you will see excluded in-text citations and references highlighted in blue and purple respectively.
Note: Instructor can manually exclude individual in-text citations or similarities (matched sources), which may change the similarity score.
Can I Run the Plagiarism Check on My Own?
Yes, if the Precheck feature is enabled by your instructor. If Precheck is enabled for a particular assignment, you will see a Drafts folder and the number of Precheck attempts. Instructors do not have access to the files that are uploaded and checked in the Drafts folder. The self-check is completely private, and files checked in the Drafts folder are not stored in Unicheck database.
To run a plagiarism check, follow the steps below:
STEP 1: Open the Drafts folder and click Upload Files to select the file(s) you want to check for plagiarism.
STEP 2: Tick the file(s) you want to check and click Check for Similarity.
STEP 3: Once the Unicheck Report is ready, you will see Reports button under the file’s name. Click on the file name to view the report.
How to Make a Final Submission?
To make a final submission, navigate to the required assignment, click Add Files, and then click Final Submission to submit the document(s) to your instructor.
If Precheck is enabled (see Can I Run the Plagiarism Check on My Own?), you can make a final submission from the Drafts folder. Tick the file(s) you want to submit and click Add to Assignment.
Can I Resubmit My Assignment?
Resubmissions are manually managed by instructors. If required, please ask your instructor to allow resubmission for any specific assignment.
How and When Can I View the Similarity Report?
You can view the similarity report if your instructor has made it visible to students. Unicheck Report is generated within a few minutes after submission. To access the similarity report, navigate to the assignment in your LMS and click on the file name.
Unicheck Report uses different colors to display the similarity score indicator (each color is attributed to one particular similarity score range):
Please refer to Interpreting Similarity Results in our Unicheck Report Guide for details on how to interpret the Unicheck Report.
How Can I See My Instructor’s Feedback?
Instructor may decide to leave comments on your similarity report. When viewing a similarity report, click the Comments button above the Side Panel to see highlighted area(s) of the document and corresponding instructor’s comments on the Side Panel. When a comment is added by instructor, you will see an indicator (a number of new comments on top of the Comments button).
Note: The Unicheck Comments tool is a separate tool that allows to leave comments specifically within the similarity report. Instructor’s comments will be also added to the PDF Unicheck Report.How to Download a Similarity Report?
When viewing an online similarity report, go to the Options Menu.Click Download Original File to download the originally submitted document.
Click Export Report → Export Report to PDF to download the Unicheck Report as a PDF file.