On April 26, Blackboard, Inc. released an update to SafeAssign that establishes a new look and feel for the Originality Report and general bug fixes. Because Blackboard, Inc. maintains the SafeAssign servers, NIU had no control over the timing of this change. Fortunately, the general features of the plagiarism check and report have not changed, and the new report is cleaner and easier to read.
The new Originality Report opens as a small pop-up window with the text of the submitted document visible. Click the … button in the upper right to view the details about the plagiarism check, including percent matching and citations that may have been plagiarized, or resize the window wider to display the right column.
The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has put together a guide to using the new Originality Report, available here.