Google makes it easy for teachers to break cheaters this year, as well as for students to make sure they don't accidentally copy someone else's work.
Wednesday Google announces Assignments, an updated version of Sof twareKit it.
At a basic level, the software allows teachers to create new Assignments that they send to students in the class, giving each student a unique copy of the assignment.
For example, an English professor might send an assignment asking students to write a book report on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. When a student writes that report, they can run an original report on their final product to ensure that they have not intentionally tortured the other person. When they enter objects, teachers can run the same report, so they will know if all or part of a report has been copied, as well as where it was copied.
The content of the paper is reviewed against "hundreds of billions of web pages" as well as "tens of millions of books."
The idea students can forget. to cite a particular part of their paper, thus giving them a shot at correcting the issue before their teacher notices. Students can only run the report three times on a single sheet, so it cannot be used to tweak things until a paper has turned off any red flags.
When a student turns something around, Assignments automatically do so that the student is unable to edit the paper, nor can they remove the teacher's access.
As they graduate, teachers can leave digital comments on reports, just as you can leave comments on a traditional Google Doc. Those comments can also go both ways, so a student can respond to the teacher's question directly in the comments.