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Proctorio Launches New Plagiarism Detection Tools: New tools integrate into Canvas Learning Management Platform

Remote proctoring leader Proctorio announced today that it has launched new plagiarism detection tools and partnered with Instructure to make them available in the Canvas learning management platform. Proctorio adds to its Learning Integrity Platform: Originality Verification and WebSweep–a new tool that alerts instructors when quiz questions are at-risk or accessible by students online.

“Developing new technologies, while protecting academic integrity, allows institutions to securely deliver high-quality learning to more students around the globe,” said Mallory Dyer, Proctorio’s Director of Product Development. “We are thrilled to launch Originality Verification and WebSweep, which are a direct result of listening to our partners and their feedback. These two products further expand upon our Learning Integrity Platform to provide our partners, like Canvas, with a full suite of services and ensure academic integrity in all learning environments.”

To help instructors validate student work and distinguish intent, Proctorio’s plagiarism detection ensures the integrity of every written assignment. This software includes originality verification, manipulation prevention, and submission verification features. By implementing these plagiarism detection tools in the assignment verification process, institutions can protect the value of degrees and the integrity of assessments, and reaffirm their integrity expectations.

“Instructure is committed to working with EdTech leaders to bring options and innovation to the digital classroom,” said Tara Gunther, VP of Partnerships at Instructure. “With Proctorio's new plagiarism detection and WebSweep tools, Canvas customers can easily streamline exam integrity.”

Proctorio’s Originality Verification feature helps students avoid plagiarism by confirming the authenticity of their work. This feature scans test-taker work for similarities across the internet, as well as any anomalies within the submission, including the images, symbols, and characters other plagiarism detection tools typically miss. Submission verification adds another layer of security to written assessments by requiring the test-taker to sign a pledge of originality. Requiring this signature reaffirms the institution’s expectations regarding plagiarism and encourages the students to participate in academic integrity.

Another form of academic dishonesty comes from students copying quiz answers from existing material online. WebSweep is a new tool available within Canvas designed to protect the integrity of assessments before instructors publish them in the course. WebSweep scans questions from Canvas assessments and flags them if found online. This prevents instructors from posting exam questions that have been shared online so students do not have insight as to what to expect on the quiz.

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