SafeAssign is free for students to use as long as the school uses the Blackboard system and the feature has been activated by the course instructor. In Blackboard, the instructor has the option to let students view their SafeAssign originality reports when creating assignments.
SafeAssign is a feature offered by Blackboard to help identify and prevent plagiarism in student's assignments. It compares the work submitted by the student to a global reference database that contains millions of articles from the 1990s and beyond. It also compares the work to prior submissions from other students at the institution. The program generates an originality report for the student that identifies text matching existing sources and reports a percent similarity for the student's work.