by PlagScan GmbH
  • Assessment
  • 7th-12th Grade
  • Postsecondary
  • Canvas
  • Blackboard
  • Desire2Learn
  • Moodle
  • Sakai
  • Other
  • Schoology
Requires Consumer Key and Secret

PlagScan Plagiarism Checker

Plagiarism checker for telling originality from copy&paste. Detects plagiarism in assignments from web pages as well as other students’ work. Our software employs a highly advanced two-step algorithm based on the latest research in computer linguistics. PlagScan is a subscription based plagiarism checker. For a free test of the service go to PlagScan’s homepage and register as an organization or contact our support team.

Installation Instructions

Administrator: Activate the App PlagScan

Login as an administrator. Go into the ‘Site Admin’ section. Click the ‘Settings’ tab on the left. Under the ‘Apps’ section, click the button titled ‘Add New App’. Input a name for the App (e.g. ‘PlagScan’). Select ‘Configuration Type’ to ‘Paste XML’. Input your consumer key and shared secret. Input the XML and click ‘Submit’.

Instructor: Activate PlagScan for a course

When creating or editing an existing assignment go to: Submission Type > External Tool and click in the field for External Tool URL. Subsequently a Pop-Up opens, where you should be able to select PlagScan and the URL is automatically inserted to the URL field. You should load PlagScan in a new tab. Save the assignment and launch PlagScan.

Config Options
Accessibility Documentation:
Security Information:
Privacy Policy:
Configuration URL: Paste this URL into your LMS