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Plagiarism: URKUND plagiarism plugin

Maintained by Picture of Dan Marsden Dan Marsden
URKUND is a commercial Plagiarism Prevention product owned by PrioInfo AB - you must have a paid subscription to be able to use this plugin.

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

To use this plugin you must purchase a subscription from


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  • Picture of waseem akram
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 3:40 AM
    or how to own an urkund account.......
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015, 7:18 AM
    Please contact urkund directly via their website
  • Picture of waseem akram
    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...
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    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.
  • Picture of sher shahraz
    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
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    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:
  • Picture of Mathew Gancarz
    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.
  • Picture of Mathew Gancarz
    Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 1:15 AM
    Found the bug tracker on github also, I've added it as a potential issue there also.
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    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?
  • Picture of Mathew Gancarz
    Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 4:36 AM
    My bad, sorry about that, it works once I change it there. Thank you and have a great weekend!
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Fri, Oct 2, 2015, 4:37 AM
    Great - you too!
  • Picture of Agustin Lopez
    Mon, Nov 9, 2015, 7:37 PM

    I am testing the Urkund plugin (downloaded with git) with Moodle 2.8
    All ok, but I have one question.
    We need to disable to add studentes files to the Urkund global database by default. Only add by default to our institution
    Is it possible?
  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Tue, Nov 10, 2015, 5:48 AM
    Hi Agustin,

    You can ask URKUND to modify the settings on your account so that the files only get stored within your institution. By default URKUND presents an opt-out link to the student allowing them to request that their assignment is excluded from the central URKUND storage system. This link appears in the e-mail they are sent and beside the similarity score shown in Moodle. The latest version of the plugin allows you to hide the opt-out links from the end-user and you can ask URKUND to configure your account as required.
  • Picture of Tim Lock
    Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 5:42 AM
    Hi Dan,

    Just wonder when you are planning to release 3.1.0? Is 3.0.0 (#96eb290) safe to use in production as I'm after Fix #36?

  • Picture of Dan Marsden
    Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 6:40 AM
    Hey Tim, there are a lot of changes so I've been hoping a few people will help with some extended testing before I release it - University of Canberra and Howard Miller have already been doing some testing - I'd like to hear from anyone that is able to test group submissions well too.
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