We’ve asked a few assessment centres for their feedback on Ecordia’s plagiarism checker. What’s it really like to use and how does it perform ?
“I have found the system useful when checking students’ work. I like the way the system highlights specifically where plagiarism has occurred in the assignment work. It also serves as a key tool in consultations with students about their work in that they cannot argue with the evidence presented. Overall yes, I think it is a very helpful tool and look forward to using it next year”.
“The checker is working well and does appear to be outlining some issues with students’ work, so I am happy with this.
“I’ve found it extremely useful. It only does it for Word documents that have been put on as attachments and it would be useful if it worked on written evidence typed directly into Ecordia. It is helpful identifying where the information has come from as this helps see if students are trying to be clever and use different websites. I feel this is a useful addition to the Ecordia system and would like it to remain as a feature”. – Our response: “We are in the process of developing the plagiarism checker further to include evidence typed/copied directly into Ecordia and this addition should be available in several months’ time”.
Here’s some more information about Ecordia’s plagiarism checker….
PlagScan compares your document with billions of others and highlights relevant similarities between them. It enables our users to identify plagiarism by checking documents with Plagscan’s online plagiarism detection platform, in real time.
“Copy & Pasting” or plagiarising complete portions of text is unfortunately very easy. Many candidates & students are tempted to copy online sources as a shortcut. PlagScan on Ecordia offers a simple solution that automates the process of finding possible plagiarism.
PlagScan is used worldwide – more than 1000 organisations on all continents work with PlagScan.
PlagScan accesses billions of documents for the detection of plagiarism.
The search index is updated and expanded on a daily basis.
More than 1 million tested documents each year, including 300,000 research papers.
PlagScan was independently tested and ranked first in terms of usability and online service by TopTenReviews.com in 2013.
Maintain full control over your documents while keeping all your data perfectly safe – when using PlagScan, documents are never published or passed on to third parties.
Time-efficient and easy to use: Upload documents for checking and receive similarity reports with a simple click of a button.
Please contact your account manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.