Copyleaks, an artificial intelligence platform that detects plagiarism, today announced a partnership today with Canvas, the learning management platform from Instructure, that allows educational institutions to seamlessly enable advanced plagiarism detection software directly within a Canvas account. Copyleaks can now be accessed by thousands of K-12 schools and universities around the world that are part of the ever-expanding Canvas community.
Through its artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, Copyleaks is able to understand and learn more about the text that students are writing throughout the school year. While many plagiarism checkers only find identical matches of text, Copyleaks can spot similar words and paraphrased text that are commonly missed by plagiarism software. The platform allows both teachers and students to improve their writing processes.
As more schools adapt to an e-learning environment this fall, teachers are both emphasizing the importance of academic integrity, as well as taking extra precautions to check that students have written original work.
“Unfortunately, one of the effects of online learning has been a rise in students plagiarizing and cheating at a higher rate than when they were physically in a classroom,” said Shouvik Paul, Chief Revenue Officer of Copyleaks. “Students are not just copying and pasting content but are also trying to beat detection by paraphrasing content and running their papers through the numerous automated online paraphrasing tools targeted at helping students cheat. Our AI and machine learning-based platform was built to be the next generation solution which uncovers all the new and innovative ways students are trying to beat the system, resulting in a higher volume of potential matches. We’re very excited about this new partnership with Canvas and believe that the members of their community will benefit from our innovative approach to plagiarism detection,”
The integration is now enabled and instantly accessible within the Canvas environment, allowing teachers to quickly create assignments within their course and check all student work for plagiarism or missing references.
Copyleaks is ushering in the first month as a Canvas partner with a webinar on October 29 entitled, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Plagiarism, which will be led by Paul.
Copyleaks is an artificial intelligence-powered plagiarism detection solution that identifies and tracks plagiarized content online. Through advanced algorithms, the Copyleaks plagiarism detection platform searches content on billions of web pages, websites and online databases, and provides comprehensive, accurate results of similar content, including paraphrased content, in 100+ languages, as well as source code. Copyleaks provides a full
solution for education and publishers including an AI-based grading tool for large volumes of essays and the ability to detect if source code has been copied with the Codeleaks tool. Copyleaks is available for educational institutes of all sizes, from private and public K-12 schools, universities, and other academic institutions.