To uphold the academic integrity of UC San Diego Extended Studies courses, your instructor uses CopyLeaks plagiarism and AI detection software to review your assignments or discussion posts.
CopyLeaks analyzes your writing and will give you a plagiarism score and indicate whether AI has been used in the creation of that work.
In this article, you will learn how to view your CopyLeaks score for any assignment that has the plagiarism checker enabled.
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Types of Assignments with Plagiarism Check
CopyLeaks is integrated into Canvas assignments but not discussions or quizzes, but your instructor may assign a separate CopyLeaks-enabled assignment so that you can scan your discussion post or quiz responses prior to submission. Please read the syllabus and all directions your instructor posts in Canvas so that you can submit your work successfully.
How to View your CopyLeaks Results for any Assignment
Locate and Open the Assignment
Look in your Modules to find the Assignment. Click the title of the assignment to open it in a page view.
Click Submission Details
On the right side of the page, click the link that says Submission Details (to the right of the New Attempt button).
Click the Percentage Badge
When your results are ready, you will see a small badge with a percentage appear. Click that badge to open your CopyLeaks results.
NOTE: AI use is NOT shown on the percentage badge: You must check your results to see if AI was detected.
Review the CopyLeaks Scan
You can now view your plagiarism score (right) and investigate any items that have been flagged.
You can click "See Alerts" to view the artificial intelligence report.
And you can click the download button (near the right corner) to save a copy of the report for your records.
Pre- and post-submission Scans
NOTE: Your teacher can use CopyLeaks at any time to investigate the authenticity and originality of any of your submissions or discussion posts.
Pre-submission CopyLeaks Scan (used with discussions)
If your instructor is protecting the discussion forum with CopyLeaks, you will scan your work in a separate assignment prior to making your first post, and you will use the report to hone your post before you officially enter it in the discussion.
If your instructor asks you to scan your work prior to submission, then follow the directions above to view your results, and if you score above your instructor's stated threshold (E.g., 15% for academic writing), then you will need to address the problematic areas indicated by CopyLeaks.
If you are having problems paraphrasing or citing your sources in an academic fashion, then you may wish to review the information from the sites listed below. Please also let your instructor know if you are facing any challenges in meeting the demands of your course right away.
Plagiarism and Scholarly Citation Information
Post-submission CopyLeaks Scan (most common scan type)
Some assignments are to be submitted in their complete form, and CopyLeaks is used to ensure the final product is an original piece of student work. Therefore, before you submit any work, you should be certain that the writing is your own and that any outside authors/sources are properly cited according to your academic discipline or instructor's standards. If you do not know how to cite sources or paraphrase, you should reach out to your instructor immediately.
If you are submitting an assignment like a term paper, and your instructor expects the paper to be in final draft form, you will want to be sure your work is free of plagiarism, faulty citation practices, or AI-generated content before you submit it. Submitting assignments that are not your own, personally written work constitutes a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy at UC San Diego Extended Studies.
To learn more about student rights and responsibilities, the student conduct code, and the academic integrity policy that all students adhere to, please visit the linked sites below at our official UC San Diego Extended Studies homepage.