SafeAssign is a tool within Blackboard Learn used to prevent plagiarism and to create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase. SafeAssign is effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool.
SafeAssign compares submitted assignments against a set of sources to identify areas of overlap between the submitted assignment and existing works.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE USE OF SAFEASSIGN
There are specific guidelines for the use of SafeAssign to ensure FERPA compliance. Faculty must comply with these guidelines should they wish to use SafeAssign.
Additional information on how to use SafeAssign can be found here: SafeAssign for Blackboard Learn