Anytime someone relies on another source for an idea, that source must be attributed to the original author
If a source is copied without proper attribution, it is considered plagiarism
Online distribution of materials in itself is not necessarily plagiarism
Online distribution does not contribute to plagiarism
Rather, online distribution helps to prevent plagiarism by making it easier to detect when someone does not attribute ideas
By putting materials online (and searchable) plagiarism detection software can more easily detect theft
How can I check for plagarism in student work?
The Libraries provide faculty with access to the SafeAssign plagiarism prevention service through Canvas. Explanations of how this tool works and how to utilize it can be found online within the Evaluation tools website.