What is Unicheck?
Unicheck is a plagiarism checker. It verifies the originality of submitted texts or documents and delivers detailed similarity reports to teachers, instructors, and students.
After you submit an assignment in Google Classroom, instructor receives a comprehensive similarity report.
Unicheck compares submitted documents with the Internet and the Unicheck Institutional Library (i.e., assignments submitted by other students and/or assignments that were directly uploaded to the Unicheck account by administrator or educators).
Unicheck report highlights all text segments that match Internet and Library sources and provides a list of matched sources.
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. Only your instructor can grade your assignment. Unicheck helps to assess your submission by providing a similarity report and calculating a similarity score.
How and When Can I View the Similarity Report?
You can view the similarity report if your instructor decides to send it to you as a PDF file, share the online report link, or you run a plagiarism check on your own (see Can I Run the Plagiarism Check on My Own?). Unicheck report is automatically generated and sent to your instructor either within a few hours upon submission or after the assignment is due.
Unicheck report uses different colors to display the similarity score indicator (each color is attributed to one particular similarity score range):
- Blue: 0%
- Green: 1-24%
- Yellow: 25-49%
- Orange: 50-74%
- Red: 75-100%
Please refer to “Interpreting Similarity Results” in our Unicheck Report Guide for more details on how to interpret the Unicheck Report.
Can I Resubmit My Assignment?
Yes. The submission/resubmission process is managed by Google Classroom and not affected by Unicheck.
Are Citations Included in Similarity Score?
If your institution’s Unicheck administrator or instructor decides to exclude quotes, Unicheck will identify properly formatted in-text citations (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard) and exclude their combined similarity score from the total similarity score.
If your institution’s Unicheck administrator or instructor decides to exclude properly formatted references (bibliography), they will not count towards the total paper word count.
If instructor decides to share similarity reports with you or you run a plagiarism check on your own (see Can I Run the Plagiarism Check on My Own?), you will see excluded in-text citations and references highlighted in blue and purple respectively.
Note: Instructor may have an option to manually exclude or include individual in-text citations or similarities (matched sources), which may reduce or increase the similarity score.
Can I Run the Plagiarism Check on My Own?
Your instructor can provide you with individual access to Unicheck. Just ask the Unicheck Admin to send you an invitation, and you will get 50 free pages to check your papers. When free pages run out, you can purchase additional pages for a small fee.
How to Download a Similarity Report?
If instructor provided you with a link to the online similarity report, open it and go to the Options Menu, then click Download PDF Report to download the Unicheck report as a PDF file.