Ouriginal plagiarism plugin

Plagiarism ::: plagiarism_urkund
Maintained by Dan Marsden, Catalyst IT
Ouriginal (previously Urkund) is a commercial plagiarism prevention product - you must have a paid subscription to be able to use this plugin.
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Current versions available: 11

Ouriginal integrates with the Assignment, Forum and workship activities in Moodle and allows the user-submitted content to be checked for plagiarism.

Ouriginal is an award-winning software solution that combines text-matching with writing style analysis, enabling educators and users to assess the authenticity and originality of any text. It helps create an environment which fosters fairness and sparks creativity among students, facilitating personal development by unlocking their full potential.

Ouriginal was established in 2020 when two of the industry’s leading giants, Urkund and PlagScan, decided to join forces to improve academic integrity and promote original thinking. With more than three decades of combined knowledge and expertise, Ouriginal delivers cutting-edge technology that helps enhance the potential of students to think originally, saves time for teachers when evaluating assignments and assists corporates preserve their reputation.

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the company has additional offices in Cologne, Germany, and St. Louis, USA.


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Dan Marsden (Lead maintainer)
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  • Fri, Apr 8, 2016, 8:32 PM
    Seeking a little help here -- the plugin has been installed and activated. When an editingteacher sets up an assignment, it shows up as a option "URKUND plagiarism plugin' for the assignment activity set up. However, the 'Receiver address' box is grayed out and has an 'X' to the right of the box. I do not think I have set this as a default and locked it anywhere so I am not sure why this is the case. Without this, although the editingteacher is ok to set up the assignment, and a student is able to submit an assignment, it never gets checked (submitted to urkund). It shows up in the URKUND plugin Debugging tab as a status '444'. There, if I click on resubmit, it shows the error: "URKUND fileid:1 sending to URKUND ERROR: no receiver address found for this cm: 8 Skipping file". Any suggestions?
  • Fri, Apr 15, 2016, 5:01 PM
    Dan, sorry, re my last comment things have pushed this down the list - will revisit soon! cheers Mike.
  • Tue, Jun 28, 2016, 5:30 PM
    Hi Dan and others, I am prodded to upgrade to the plugin version 3.2.3 our site being Moodle 3.0. However, I wonder if that plugin version will work with PHP 5.4.16, since supported software lists PHP 5.6.
  • Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 5:06 AM
    Hi Paul,

    it should work but I don't do any testing on PHP 5.4 myself. I have just added PHP 5.4 and 5.5 to the automated travis-ci checks on the urkund repo (I had previously removed them to speed up the tests) Let me know if you have any issues though. You can see the results of the travis tests here:
  • Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 7:26 PM
    Hi Dan, Thanks for the prompt reply!
  • Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 8:28 PM
    Hi - a usability question: Is it just the teacher with the reciever adress who is able to see the urkundreports or do all teachers who have access to the course have the ability to see the urkundreports? thanks in advance/Simon
  • Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 5:55 PM
    By default all teachers can view reports but you can control this using Moodle capabilities and customise Moodle roles to allow/prevent access if required.
  • Wed, Sep 27, 2017, 7:22 PM
    Hi Dan, we are thinking to add urkund support to the folder activity. In our case the students can upload files to the folder activity. What do you think about that? Are there any API to do that. Greetings
  • Thu, Sep 28, 2017, 8:23 AM
    Hi Dario, that sounds interesting. I presume you are doing this because you want all students in the course to see the files that have been uploaded. The plagiarism API in Moodle does not provide the ability for you to send the files uploaded using the folder activity. You could potentially use the forum activity to achieve a similar goal by getting your students to upload the files as attachements to forum posts and enable urkund within the forum activity but it would not provide the same sort of display you get from the folder activity.

    We could probably do some custom development for you that might suit your needs a bit better - contact me privately if you are interested and i can put together some estimates.
  • Tue, May 19, 2020, 5:36 PM
    I have recently taken on the Moodle Admin role unexpectedly and still learning. A teacher has asked me this:

    What happens with assessments that can't be URKUNDED because of their format?

    Would anyone be able to shed light on this?
  • Tue, May 19, 2020, 5:41 PM
    @Maya - that's a question best sent through to your Urkund support contact. It depends what you mean by "format" - Moodle won't send files to urkund that are not supported by their API so you won't get a report for these files.
  • Sat, Mar 20, 2021, 3:56 AM
    @Camilo, I'm not completely clear what you're asking, but the location of install on disk does not change, you still install into the directory named 'urkund' in the plagiarism directory in moodle.
  • Sat, Mar 20, 2021, 5:28 AM
    @Dan., I understand. I got confused because I have installed urkund 2 years ago in Moodle, so I thought we had to make changes in the installation (for the new name "Ouriginal")
  • Fri, Jun 25, 2021, 5:31 PM
    Hi Dan,

    Ouriginal won't enable itself as I type in the given integration adress to your server in the admin settings. Do I have to put in another one than https: //secure.urkund.com?

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    Greetings from Germany,
  • Fri, Jun 25, 2021, 5:39 PM
    @Tom - best to reach out to ouriginal via your contact with them - they should be able to help you with this. They do have a few different API urls but they should supply those details along with your account id/passwords.
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