Detecting Plagiarism by admin | May 7, 2013 | Docs, Google | 4 comments I created a Google document to demonstrate how you can spot some instances of plagiarism in student documents. Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Alice Keeler blog posts: What is Up With Those Anonymous Animals in a Google Doc? The Baby Ate My Syllabus 4 Tips for Having Students Take Notes in Google Docs Voice Typing Comes to Google Docs 4 Comments Nico Mendiola on May 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm I saw your post on Twitter about changing the color and shared it with some of our teachers. That is a great Google docs tip although like what you said it’s not fool proof since it didn’t seem to work for all of them (not sure if it was a browser issue). Reply admin on June 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm This is definitely not fool proof and will only work on students who are not being deliberate about covering their tracks. When I copy and paste from a website I will remove the formatting and use format painter to ensure it conforms to my formatting. Reply James on April 23, 2014 at 9:57 am If you hold down shift while you’re pasting into a doc, it will pick up the same formatting as wherever your cursor happens to be in the document, and disregard the formatting of the source. I use this often when I’m copying from a presentation I’ve made into a handout. Reply admin on April 26, 2014 at 7:14 pm This is definitely not a foolproof method. Control Shift V strips the formatting, and there are other ways to strip the formatting. My experience is a lot of students are not clever enough to cover their tracks very well. This is only a first line of defense, certainly not an end all be all. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.