What SafeAssign Checks: Internet, Chegg, PDF, Turnitin or more

SafeAssign is a trustworthy software that can be used to detect plagiarism. It scans the content and grades it in percentages. When you upload your work, it will be compared to its database, which contains millions of articles and thousands of publications.
When you submit a document that belongs to someone else’s work, you risk plagiarism. It will alert you if it detects any similarities. Let’s find out more.

What Does SafeAssign Verify?

SafeAssign detects duplicate content in submitted work by flagging areas that overlap with existing databases.

Turnitin checks text by comparing it to other texts on the internet and its global database. The software includes an efficient algorithm for scanning and detecting both inexact and exact matches within the submitted paper and the material sources.

When you submit your work, the college will use SafeAssign to check it against several databases.

When it runs, it will first detect similarity by comparing the content on the internet database.

Specifically, it includes all of the content available on the internet.

SafeAssign is also a reliable software for matching your submitted project to the institutional archive database.

This includes all papers submitted by students from various universities.

Again, it will detect matches against the global reference database, which contains papers from students all over the world who volunteered to prevent cross-institutional plagiarism.


How Does SafeAssign Work?

SafeAssign will process and generate an originality report for the compatible file types. That is, SafeAssign only supports files that can be converted to plain text, such as.pdf,.html,.doc,.zip, and so on.

To learn more, read our guide on good SafeAssign scores.

In the case of unsupported files, SafeAssign will disregard the matching score. Once the paper has been processed, the originality report will be displayed, indicating the percentage of matches with existing sources.

It will highlight the suspected sources and display the matches. The faculty has the option of deleting the matches and processing them again. They use this procedure to determine if the work is a continuation of previous work submitted by the same person.

The matching blocks will be identified by SafeAssign. The faculty must determine whether the matching blocks were correctly attributed.


Is SafeAssign capable of searching the internet?

True. SafeAssign includes mechanisms for searching matches against the entire internet and displaying similarities. The software employs a one-of-a-kind text matching algorithm to determine the exact matches on the web.

SafeAssign has internet search indexes that are optimized for efficiency, dependability, and performance against a large database.

It has the ability to refine search results in order to improve overall quality and performance. As a result, the scan stage of the SafeAssign Report in Progress stage will take longer as it searches the internet.

Because the internet is constantly changing, there may be times when the search service does not capture specific web pages or websites. However, the professor is responsible for assessing any risk of plagiarism.


Does SafeAssign perform the following checks?

SafeAssign is powerful software that compares your submitted paper to other existing sources.

More importantly, the content of your article is critical in determining whether or not you copied it.

As a result, SafeAssign detects specific file formats, as detailed in the section below.

1. PDF

PDFs can be detected by SafeAssign. There is, however, one requirement that makes it simple for this software to detect the PDF. The PDF file must contain text that can be highlighted. Once you’ve highlighted the text, you can easily copy and paste it into Microsoft Word to process the content.


2. Chegg

If you copied assignment answers word for word, SafeAssign will check Chegg. The work will be tested against the World Wide Web by the software. Because the solution is available online, it is possible that another student has already submitted it. Similarly, it will be simple for Chegg to flag it.


3. Course Hero

All of the solutions provided by Course Hero are not private. SafeAssign will detect all Course Hero assignments. The algorithm will run through all of the files to see if there are any similarities in the content. More importantly, the software will catch you unless you paraphrase the solutions.


4. Photographs

Images are not detected by SafeAssign. As a result, it is simple to copy the images and avoid the trap. It will also be difficult for SafeAssign to detect images with pictures. However, due to advancements in Optical Character Recognition, SafeAssign will detect images in the near future.


5. Plagiarism

Turnitin is not checked by SafeAssign because the two platforms store their scanned papers in different databases. Furthermore, unless they scan papers stored in Global reference databases, the two platforms do not share their databases.

SafeAssign checks a database containing all papers submitted by precious students from institutional document archives.


6. Bulletin Boards

The discussion board chats are not monitored by SafeAssign. It does not verify the originality of a post.

In their wisdom, they believe that such discussion posts represent the conversation in a real classroom, so subjecting them to plagiarism detection makes no sense.


7. Microsoft PowerPoint

You must convert PowerPoint presentations to PDF for SafeAssign to detect them. Begin converting the PowerPoint presentation to PDF and saving it to your drive. Please save it again as a rich text file (.rtf) and then submit it to SafeAssign. The only disadvantage is that such files take longer to scan before producing the desired results.


8. Graphs

Graphs are not detectable by SafeAssign. This software will struggle to detect plagiarism if your document contains graphs and images. SafeAssign, on the other hand, can quickly check the text on the graphs. These texts on the graphs could be titles, captions, or any other detailed explanation.


9. Tables 

Although SafeAssign cannot detect tables, it can check the text in them. It saves the content in its database, so if other files have a similar version, they will be flagged. It will be difficult if the table has images on it.


10.  YouTube

Yes, SafeAssign has a system in place to detect plagiarism in YouTube videos. More importantly, it is critical to know where you obtained your content. If you took the content from the video description box, Turnitin will have no trouble detecting it. When you take the text from YouTube titles, the less possibility occurs.

However, there is no tool that can detect plagiarism directly from a video. Typically, instructors will examine critical sources of information from lectures, webinars, or interviews to detect theft.


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