SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention tool. When you choose this option, SafeAssign will check students’ assignments for plagiarism by comparing the content against a number of databases. It will NOT check against the RDC Library Article Databases.

To use SafeAssign, be sure Edit Mode is “on.” Locate the module or folder where you would like to place the assignment. Open “Assessments” and select “SafeAssignment.”

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 1.27.38 PM

Complete the Information section using the following table:SafeAssign2

Note: Selecting “Drafts” allows students to test for plagiarism prior to final submission.
When complete, click “Submit.” The screen will close and you should receive a success message: “SafeAssignment Successfully Added” on top of the Content Area screen.


As per the RDC Course Outline Policy (section 4s), if you use SafeAssign, you must include a statement in the Course Outline informing students that “A plagiarism detection tool is used in this course.”