Downloading Safe Assign Reports

Once students have submitted assignments to Safe Assign, Blackboard will generate reports on the students' submissions.  The reports indicate how much of the assignment was copied from other sources, and which sources were used.  Instructors can then use the reports to determine if the content is cited correctly, or if the content was plagiarized.  Generally, a full report takes some time to generate.

Accessing SafeAssign Reports, Part 1

Image of the Control Panel with the following annotations: 1.Click on Course Tools.2.Select Safe Assign.

Log into Blackboard and go to the Control Panel.  

  1. Click on Course Tools.
  2. Select SafeAssign.

Accessing SafeAssign Reports, Part 2

Image of the SafeAssign menu with Safeassign Items outlined with a red circle.

You will now see a screen labeled SafeAssign.  On this screen, click on SafeAssign Items.

Accessing Safe Assign Reports, Part 3

You will see a list of Safe Assign assignments in the course.  Click on the name of the assignment you wish to view reports for.

Accessing Safe Assign Reports, Part 3

You will now see a screen labeled View SafeAssign Submissions. You will see a list of students enrolled in the course.  Students who have submitted an assignment will appear similar to the image above

  1. Name: The name of the student will appear here.
  2. User Attempt: Click here to view and grade the student's attempt.
  3. Average Match: This number shows the average percent of matching text for all student attempts.
  4. Highest Match: This number shows the percentage match for the attempt with the highest matching text
  5. SA Report: Click on the green checkmark to see the detailed report on the student's submission
  6. Submitted: The date and time the student submitted the paper will appear here.

Viewing Safe Assign Reports

Image of a Safe Assign Report with the following annotations: 1.The upper left portion of the screen shows the item name, word count, and the percentage of matching text.2.Citations: This section contains the list of suspected sources.  Click on a specific source name to view the original source.  3.Source highiighting in the document can be triggered by clicking the highlight button to the right of the source name.  4.Select Sources and Resubmit: this option allows users to uncheck sources to exclude when reprocessing the report. For instance, an instructor can uncheck sources that are cited properly to view only those that are improperly cited.5.The left section shows the paper text in its entirety. Text that matches the suspected sources are highlighed with a number that corresponds to the source in the Citations field to the left.6.Users can press the Print button to print the report.

Above is a portion of a Safe Assign report.

  1. The upper left portion of the screen shows the item name, word count, and the percentage of matching text.
  2. Citations: This section contains the list of suspected sources.  Click on a specific source name to view the original source.  
  3. Source highiighting in the document can be triggered by clicking the highlight button to the right of the source name.  
  4. Select Sources and Resubmit: this option allows users to uncheck sources to exclude when reprocessing the report. For instance, an instructor can uncheck sources that are cited properly to view only those that are improperly cited.
  5. The left section shows the paper text in its entirety. Text that matches the suspected sources are highlighed with a number that corresponds to the source in the Citations field to the left.
  6. Users can press the Print button to print the report.