PlagAware News and Announcements

PlagAware is constantly evolving to provide new sources, tools or features. In this section, we inform you about current developments around PlagAware, but also on developments in the field of plagiarism, plagiarism scan and plagiarism management.

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Restricting mail addresses to the organization

Administrators of a Plagaware volume- or educational license now have the option to restrict new user logins to the mail address of their respective institution. This ensures that only members of the organization can log in to the managed license. The setting is also available for sublicenses, so that, for example, a student sublicense can be offered exclusively to users with mail addresses of the form "". for more information, see the License management guide.

New user settings

Specifying user settings by license administrators

Another improvement for the use of PlagAware at universities and other organizations: To ensure that all plagiarism checks are based on the same settings, license administrators can now specify the configuration of the plagiarism search engine centrally for all users of the license. This also includes the settings for data protection so that, for example, retention periods for checks and library texts can be implemented. For more information, see the License management guide.

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Advanced user management and security settings

Administrator of a PlagAware Volume License or Educational License can now decide in much more detail how to add new users to the license. In addition to simply sharing the license key, users can be pre-registered, eliminating the need to distribute the license code. In addition, the license manager can specify that each new addition to the license must first be approved. For more information, see the License management guide.

Optimized side-by-side view

February 01, 2022
Improved Side-by-Side View

We have revised and improved the side-by-side comparison of texts: From now on, the side-by-side view will highlight exact matches using a bold font. This will give you an even better idea of ​​how the text was revised. Hence, the your assessment whether the tested text is actually plagiarized or not is greatly simplified.

Plagiarism search with fingerprints

January 12, 2022
Plagiarism Search Based on the Text Signature

We are improving data protection at PlagAware: From now on you can specify whether the entire full text should be saved in your library - or only the signature of the text. The signature represents a highly compressed and encrypted form of the text content. You can use this to identify plagiarism of texts without having to save the text to PlagAware.

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November 30, 2011
Preserve Text Format During Plagiarism Scan

To make it easier for you to navigate the results report, we have revised our algorithms for normalizing the test text. Thus, section and page breaks will be preserved as far as possible. In the view settings you can decide whether the text (as before) should be displayed as a continuous section or in the original format.

New functions for an even better plagiarism check

February 18, 2021
New User Interface and Features for a Better Plagiarism Check

We are pleased to announce a completely revised user interface and numerous new improvements for an even more precise and meaningful plagiarism check. Over a period of almost a year, we have collected your feedback and incorporated your wishes into the redesign. On Sunday, February 22nd at 10am CET the time has come: PlagAware starts in a fresh design. Of course, all of your checks and settings are retained in full.

Resetting a Plagiarism Check

January 15, 2020
Resetting a Plagiarism Check

PlagAware allows you to rate detected sources. You might for example annotate that a source was cited correctly and should not be included in the overall assessment. Feeling you got lost? Restoring the initial state of your plagiarism check is only two clicks away: Try out the option "reset plagiarism check". You will find this option in the detail view of the plagiarism check in the tab "Revision".

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Plagiarism check for Moodle

July 04, 2019
Integrate plagiarism testing directly into the Moodle learning platform

Moodle is one of the most popular learning platforms with a huge online community. It is used by numerous schools and universities worldwide. PlagAware now offers a Moodle plug-in that allows the direct integration of PlagAware plagiarism checks into the Moodle workflow. Follow our Moodle course for details.

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Text comparison, text diff checker and plagiarism search in two or many texts

March 21, 2018
Text comparison and plagiarism search in own texts

The reliable comparison of two or more texts is a fundamental task in the plagiarism assessment of documents. But there are areas of application that require a text comparison also outside of such an investigation. With PlagAware you can therefore compare several texts with each other without plagiarism analysis.

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Plagiarism check with server location in Germany

October 07, 2017
Server location in Germany - Why is this important for plagiarism testing?

PlagAware operates its servers for online plagiarism testing exclusively in Germany in the Nuremberg area. In addition to the headquarters in Neu-Ulm, this offers you benefits regarding data protection. We explain why is important and why you should care.

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PlagAware full scan plagiarsim check algorithm

March 16, 2017
Improved plagiarism checking with the PlagAware FullScan algorithm

Starting now PlagAware offers free plagiarism checks of text revisions! That means for you: You only pay one time for plagiarism checking of your text - all additional revisions of your work will be checked for free. This way, you can simply check if and how the revision of your work impacted the plagiarism check.

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free plagiarism scan of text versions

January 25, 2017
Free plagiarsm checks of text revisions

Starting now PlagAware offers free plagiarism checks of text versions! That means for you: You only pay once for plagiarism checking of your text - all additional revisions of your work will be checked for free. This way, you can simply check if and how the revision of your work impacted the plagiarism check.

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