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University of Toronto integrates new plagiarism detection tool

Published on: January 20, 2022

A computer screen with ouriginal logo on screenLaunched in September 2021, the University of Toronto (U of T) has a new plagiarism detection tool called Ouriginal that assists instructors in detecting textual similarities between compared works.

Ouriginal is Quercus-integrated, so instructors create an assignment in their Quercus course to which students submit their assignments electronically. Upon upload, the electronic resource detects textual similarities between assignments submitted by students and other materials in the Ouriginal database.

In addition to deterring plagiarism, Ouriginal helps students and instructors identify common writing issues such as citation errors.

Instructors at U of T are encouraged to adopt this tool into their assignment collection process on Quercus. Visit Quercus Support Resources for more information on the integration process.

Students who want to learn more about submitting an assignment that uses Ouriginal can review this Student: Plagiarism Detection Tool resource.

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