Q. How do I use SafeAssign self checker?

SafeAssign as a self-checking tool for plagiarism 


SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against a set of academic papers to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works.

Some Blackboard subjects allow you to use this tool.  If you have the option of using SafeAssign click on the link in the left hand menu of your class page within your subject on Blackboard. 


Step 1. Click the Self-Check link located in the left hand menu. 

Step 2. Click on Self-Check your Assessment Originality 

Step 3. Select the file you wish to upload from your computer.

Step 4. Check the name of the document to ensure you have selected the correct file.

Step 5. Once you have confirmed your selection, click Submit.

Step 6. Click the dropdown arrow to reveal your similarity index and originality report.

Step 7. Click View Originality Report 

You will now see completed your originality report as well as a list of matching sources.


  • Last Updated Mar 31, 2019
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  • Answered By Emma Hargrave - Blackboard

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