It was my first time at OEB where I joined my team and spent three crazy days full of tech inspiration and pep talks to smart people. You can’t even imagine what a striking feeling I had introducing new AI/machine learning technology EMMA (authorship definition). So now I would like to say a few words about the conf, what we liked, as well as what could be improved.
Last week Unplag officially started partnering up with the King Juan Carlos University located in Madrid, Spain.
The Spanish university has already obtained an annual license to use the Unplag plagiarism checker and take academic cheating under control. 37,939 students of this university can now instantly scan their papers for originality and get accurate search results.
What do you value the most in LMS apps when creating another assignment for students or grading their papers? One of the choice criteria is sure to be its “labor-saving” feature. This is what our team calls “striving for a positive user-experience at all costs.” And this is the main reason why a new Unplag update has been released. It allows saving settings for all assignments in a course with just one click.
This way you avoid adjusting settings for each assignment individually. Isn’t it labor-saving?
As an educator, you have definitely come across recycled student papers not once. To bring self-plagiarism accusations against the cheaters may take much time, since you need to ensure that your proof is really irrefutable. Not all plagiarism checkers available for LMS use can tackle the issue. Though students can also become victims of an unjust plagiarism checker verdict when their final submissions are falsely considered as re-used ones just because students were allowed to pre-check their papers before sending them for grading.
Good news for all educators using Blackboard Learn™. The Unplag plagiarism checker has recently become available for use within Blackboard Learn courses. So, if you are a fan of integrated tools within Blackboard Learn, it’s high time to register an account at unplag.com and see it in action. It can be done either on one’s own or under the supervision of the Unplag team.
Once the registration is completed, you’ll get access to the institution account at unplag.com. To activate the LTI app in Blackboard Learn, your LMS administrator should obtain the API key and secret (which can be found in the API Settings section of your Unplag account) and make initial setup. That’s all you need to get started.
Known for its 3,000-mile long Colorado Rockies and the world’s largest Rodeo show, this year Colorado has turned into an even more popular place thanks to numerous Canvas fans who came here to take part in InstructureCon 2016. No wonder that their overall amount was so big, since Canvas LMS is now being used by more than 2,000 academic institutions from all over the world.
Held throughout July 18-21, the event took place in Keystone, a town being a perfect fit for skiers, hikers and summer visitors. Inspired by the attractive look of the surroundings, the Canvas team chose a summer edcamp format for the 2016 conference.
The time to announce another LMS integration has come! Now Unplag has become available for 12 million of the Schoology users. Thus, instructors will be able to strengthen academic success of students by giving advice on how each submitted paper can be improved after being checked for similarities.
Let’s move on to some specific possibilities the Schoology LMS users get by using the Unplag App.
A recently rolled out commenting feature is a win for educators using Unplag as corporate users. It allows commenting on any part of the assignment submitted by the student and share feedback or provide individual recommendations in a matter of seconds. Commenting is supported in all LMSs Unplag is currently integrated with including Canvas and Moodle for no extra charge.