Technology continues to evolve to help human life, including in the world of education. Recently, the giant tech, Google, created new software that can serve to assist the teachers in avoiding the students from cheating or plagiarism.
The software is called Google Assignments. It is the latest ver of the app that before known as CourseKit.
Google Assignments will come with new features that can help the teachers check the student work. Used to make sure their assignments didn’t come from copy-pasting the other sources.
The software, which is the part of G Suite for Education, can also be used by the students to check and ensure that their work didn’t violate the provisions before they give it to the teacher. Students are given the chance 3 times to use this check and re-check feature.
As stated by Google, the new features in Assignments can save the teachers time when rating the student assignments in large numbers. With the plagiarism checker feature or what is called “Originality Reports”, the teachers can check missed quotes and other problems.
The Originality Reports feature will check out the words or sentences that exist on student tasks that are inputted into Google Assignments.
The words then will be searched on hundreds of billions of the web pages and tens of millions of the books that are collected by Google.
Google Assignments combines aspects of Google Docs, Google Drive, and Google Search into new tools that focus on creating and managing schoolwork. It is including the process of gathering, evaluating, feedback, and the ability to checking out the plagiarism.
“The students today face a tough challenge: In an age when they can look every idea that can be found on the internet, how do they balance outside inspiration with the originality in their own work? Students must learn to map-read the line between other people’s ideas and their own ideas. Also how and when to cite sources correctly.” Said by Product Manager Of G Suite for Education, Brian Hendricks, in his statement.
The plagiarism checking feature was launched into the Google Assignments Beta test. To try this feature, users must first register on the site edu.google.com/assignments/. There is also a tutorial there to use the plagiarism checking feature.