September 8 2015

Plagiarism Plugins for Moodle

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With the instant access to information that the wonderful world wide web offers us, plagiarism has been a serious byproduct. There are a number of plagiarism prevention tools used by schools and education institutes, and Moodle is now one of them. There are a few different plagiarism plugins for Moodle that are available to Moodle users. Here are the top Moodle plugins for plagiarism prevention in Moodle.

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Turnitin Plagiarism Plugins

Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention and detection system used by secondary schools and higher education institutions. As of right now, there are 3 different Moodle plugins that work with Turnitin in Moodle. These plugins all integrate with the existing Moodle Assignments module.

  • Turnitin Plagiarism Plugin - This plugin is fully supported by Turnitin, and can be pulled by your other Moodle modules to check for plagiarism throughout them. For example, you can use this plugin to check for plagiarism in Moodle forums, Moodle quizzes, Moodle blogs, and anywhere else students might be posting work.

  • Moodle Direct Plugin - This is a standalone Moodle module that maps assignments submitted in Moodle, with assignments in Turnitin. Once they’re mapped, all submissions are checked for any changes. In this case, you can log into either system to access the assignments.

  • Moodle Basic Plugin - This is an assignment type plugin that provides users Single Sign on to the Turnitin website, while Moodle stays in a frame at the top of the page. 

Crot plagiarism checker

This is a language independent plugin that checks for plagiarism within an institution, between peers. This plagiarism plugin uncovers assignments copied from peers at the same institution. One of the important features of this plagiarism plugin is that none of your documents will be moved externally. All local checkups are done in your Moodle site.

Plag scan

This plagiarism plugin cross-checks for copied work both externally and internally. It will check if any work was plagiarized from internet web pages. It will also check if any work was plagiarized from peer to peer.

For more advice on choosing the right plugins, check out our Moodle & Totara Plugins Guide:

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