Home » Google » Apps » Docs » Detecting PlagiarismDetecting Plagiarismby adminMay 7, 2013July 23, 20134 CommentsI created a Google document to demonstrate how you can spot some instances of plagiarism in student documents.Love this post? Share it!Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Related Alice Keeler Blog Posts:Continuing Numbering in a Google Doc Google Docs: Mark As Graded Google Docs: Create a Hanging Indent Google Classroom: Using a Writing Journal Tags:google 4 thoughts on “Detecting Plagiarism” Nico Mendiola 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 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 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 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. ReplyLeave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.