This guide aims at providing you with detailed description of all the options and sections you can find inside an Unplag account. By reading it, you will find out how to scan files for similarities differently, work with received plagiarism report data, arrange documents and folders, change pricing plans or track your previous payments, and more.
The last section of this guide is especially crucial, since it outlines the key points which differ corporate and individual users' accounts.
After you log in to the Unplag website as an individual user, you can access "My Files". It is the place where you can store and arrange documents and folders the way you need.
Being initially worked out as a plagiarism detector for teachers, Unplag allows to stock all the uploaded writings in one's personal account not to upload them again and again whenever you want to run scans against all the documents in "My Files".
If you have just registered, "My Files" will be empty till the moment you upload documents. Among the file formats supported by the Unplag service there are the following: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .odt, .html, .pdf and .odt. Unplag shows detailed information about each uploaded and checked document: name, check status, originality and similarity percentage, number of sources used without acknowledgement, username, time and date.
In "My Files" you can group, sort and arrange all the files uploaded and scanned for similarities
Above your document list, there's a number of buttons: "Upload file", "New file", "New folder", "Move", "Remove", "Search".
Buttons helping users create, delete, upload or search for files
You can create new files and folders using the "New file" and "New folder" buttons correspondingly or click the "Upload file" button to upload new documents. Drag-and-drop files into folders or move them from your computer directly to "My Files".
On the Pricing Plans page also available right in your account you can choose any suitable subscription plan out of three offered. If you want to change your current plan, you are free to do it, since plans can be changed or cancelled whenever it's necessary.
You can see what plan you're using now by visiting the Pricing Plans page
Your payment history is displayed on the Pricing Plans page as well. Here you can view all recently made payments, track date and time of payment transfer, check number of pages bought and payment method used, or search for some particular payment made earlier.
Checking algorithm you need to follow is this: Select a file or multiple files (several documents can be checked at a time) in "My Files" and press the "Check for Plagiarism" button. Select one of the available checking types: "Doc vs My Files" or "Doc vs Internet". Additionally, one more option "Doc vs Doc" will be launched soon: It will allow scanning one document against another.
When the plagiarism detect process starts, you can keep track of its progress thanks to the status indicator showing what percentage of the text is processed.
Similar to some efficient anti-plagiarism tools, Unplag generates a plagiarism report after each scan is completed. To see detailed checking results, open a file you have already scanned. If its text passages are highlighted, it means they match some sources.
Highlighted text areas might constitute plagiarism, so you'd better double check all the matching sources
There are three tabs on the right: Internet, History, Exclude.
These tabs display report data
The "Internet" tab shows originality and similarity percentage and a list of duplicated sources that were used in the checked document.
The "History" tab allows you to review all the previous checks and determine when the last one was performed.
References in your document are usually flagged as non-original. When omitted, they appear in the "Exclude" tab.
Your report is downloadable and sharable. For more detailed information, please check the guide on the
Unplag plagiarism report.
All the functions described above are almost identical for both individual and corporate accounts. Though, there are some things which differentiate individual and corporate users. Namely, it's corporate account hierarchy.
Corporate accounts can be of two types: for business use (Corporate Manager -> Corporate User) and for educational institutions (Corporate Manager -> Instructor -> Student).
"Corporate Manager" is an administrator for other subaccounts and the one empowered to restrict or expand other users' rights. "Corporate Managers" can create, delete, ban and unban "Instructors" and give access to certain files and folders. Additionally, "Corporate Managers" keep control of budget spent on plagiarism checks.
"Instructors" supervise students, and also can give them access to certain files and folders, and share plagiarism reports. "Students" can only upload their works, so that educators could check them and then view reports shared by educators. Students can't run checks on their own for security reasons.
"Instructors" can add, ban or unban students' accounts in the "User Manager" tab and also view students' contact details and history of all previous checks.
Use the "User Manager" section to evaluate student papers based on plagiarism check results
As a corporate user, you can apply for integration of Unplag into your company's CMS or CRM or university's LMS with the help of API or LTI-module. This can be done either by your IT specialists or Unplag team.
In this section you can download Unplag API Integration Guide
If you need additional features to be developed specially for your corporate needs, we will be happy to do it. Just let us know about it via live chat, email or phone.
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