Plagiarism Checker

AssignmentOS automatically compares all submissions for an assignment against each other, and flags any suspicious similarities. We use an in-house, commercial edition of the MOSS (Measure of Software Similarity) Plagiarism Checker, an automated system developed at Stanford University to detect similarities between students’ programming assignments.


Once the deadline for an assignment has passed, AssignmentOS run all student submissions through the plagiarism checker. If we find any suspicious similarities, we send you an email which contains a link to report on Assignment. The report provides a side-by-side comparison between each pair of submissions where we have found enough similarities to warrant further investigation:

While our plagiarism checker automatically detects program similarity, it is still up to a Lecturer or TA to look at the parts of the code that we highlight and make a decision about whether there is plagiarism or not.

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