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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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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  • Thu, Mar 26, 2015, 4:04 PM
    Hi Waseem - you should follow these instructions:
    Especially item 1.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2015, 3:04 PM
    thank you Dan.... but actually we are using Moodle 2.7 and in that the plagiarism prevention option isn't provided in the plugins list .. can u pls verify that...
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2015, 3:42 PM
    Did you check Site administration/Plugins/Plagiarism
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2015, 6:19 PM
    Are you sure you have followed step 1 correctly?
    Go to Admin > Advanced Features and find the setting “Enable plagiarism plugins” - make sure the box is ticked.

    The Plagiarism plugin settings don't appear in the plugin list unless step 1 is followed.
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2015, 7:06 PM
    thank you Simon Heissler and DAn Marsden......
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 3:35 AM
    hi Dan... i have successfully installed urkund ,,,, but i have not yet obtained the urkund account subscription ... can you please instruct m e to get an urkund account.........
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 3:40 AM
    or how to own an urkund account.......
  • Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 7:18 AM
    Please contact urkund directly via their website
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2015, 2:10 AM
    Hi Dan....
    I have contacted the urkund site by sending them an email but i didn't get a reply.... can you please give a solution for my problem...
  • Mon, Mar 30, 2015, 5:56 AM
    The sales team probably don't work on the weekend and I cannot help you obtain a subscription. You must do this by contacting URKUND directly. If you have not heard back within 3-5 business days you could try again.
  • Sun, Apr 12, 2015, 4:16 AM
    hi Dan.. this is shaharaz, i have installed urkund plugin when i was suppose to change the setting, i was unable to access it. its showing a blank tab when i try to open it.. sad
  • Mon, Apr 13, 2015, 4:51 AM
    Hi Sher - you have also reported this in the Moodle forums with a different Plagiarism plugin - please continue your discussion there:
  • Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 1:13 AM
    Hi Dan, we're implementing this plugin to use URKUND here at de Souza Institute, and I'm reversing the meaning of the "opt-out" link through the language strings, since we've asked for our documents to be exempted from analysis by other organizations by default.

    The problem is I can't find one string to modify. When we click "Add new Discussion" in a Forum, it automatically adds the below text, just above the "Your new discussion topic" header:

    "All files uploaded will be submitted to the plagiarism detection service URKUND,
    If you wish to prevent your document from being used as a source for analysis outside this site by other organisations you can use the opt-out link provided after the report has been generated."

    This looks to be the "plagiarism_urkund - studentdisclosuredefault" string, but even though I've modified it, it's not updating when I click add new discussion. I've saved the changes to the language pack and I've purged all caches. I know the overall language pack changes ARE taking effect, as I had also renamed "Opt-out" to "Opt-in" and that properly shows up.
  • Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 1:15 AM
    Found the bug tracker on github also, I've added it as a potential issue there also.
  • Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 3:55 AM
    Hi Matthew, the lang pack stores the "default" setting created during install. It is expected that most organisations will want to change that text so it is configurable on the site-level admin page for urkund under admin > plugins > Plagiarism > Urkund - did you try changing it there?
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