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Google's new 'Assignments' software for teachers helps catch plagiarism

Sarah Perez
Google's new 'Assignments' software for teachers helps catch plagiarism

Just in time for the new school year, Google's educational arm, Google for Education, today announced the launch of new tools aimed at helping teachers fight plagiarism. The company this morning is unveiling Assignments, an updated version of the software previously known as CourseKit, which will ship with new features that help instructors check students' work to ensure it's properly cited -- not stolen from another source. Students also can take advantage of the new tools, notes Google, as the feature will allow them to run these "originality reports" up to three times before submitting their final work to their teacher.