SafeAssign is Blackboard's plagiarism prevention tool. When a student submits work through SafeAssign, it is checked against several databases of source material.
The following types of files can be submitted to SafeAssign:
SafeAssign does not know the difference between plagiarized and properly cited material. Even if you use references, footnotes or a bibliography, SafeAssign may still flag quotations, resulting in a higher Matching percentage. It is up to your instructor to read your SafeAssign Report carefully and determine whether or not you plagiarized. Your instructor may also choose to reprocess your assignment, excluding sources that match your properly referenced materials.
You will be able to view the percentage of potential plagiarism, if the instructor authorizes it. If access is granted, you would need to re-open the SafeAssignment to view this information.
Use our contact form to submit a help ticket (you may be asked for your UBITName and password). After the form is submitted, a member of the UB Learns support team will follow up with you within one business day.