As promised, new amazing updates are rolling out right after we’ve announced the Unplag plagiarism checker name and mission change. To tell the truth, we cannot contain our excitement about this one any longer. Unicheck plagiarism checker is now integrated with Google Classroom! Yes, we are the first who did it. Read More
New year brough new decisions to educational environment. Learners have already started with new material, and educators keep on searching for fresh solutions to increase academic performance of their students.
Unicheck team was also in search of new ideas to present to academic society.
According to feedbacks and suggestions of Unicheck’s users, students and writers would be glad to have a tool, allowing to check papers on the go. Switching from working space to checker’s account and back doesn’t seem convenient, especially when edits are needed and time is running out.
That’s why Unicheck came up with an idea to create checking on-the-spot tool, and successfully released a similarity search Add-on for Google Documents.
Why Google Docs?
Unicheck supports all possible text formats and can be integrated with almost any learning management system used for education. It can work with various educational and writing platforms, providing with an accurate result anytime.
So, why Unicheck team decided to create the Add-on for Google Documents in particular?
No secret here, since the popularity of Google working tools is huge, and Google Documents is widely used as a platform for writing. It has all tools necessary for creating a stunning text. All, except one – a built-in similarity detector.
Besides, Unicheck gained positive experience integrating with Google Classroom LMS, extensively used in educational establishments in US and worldwide.
Peculiarities of Unicheck Add-on
New Add-on for Google Docs is able to check papers for similarities directly while creating, performing deep similarity search and providing with a comprehensive check report.
No need to switch between accounts and tools, and open multiple windows, decelerating the performance of a personal computer.
All check reports can be accessed in the personal dashboard and can be browsed anytime through Add-on or personal account.
Just install the Add-on to Google Documents and get ready to use similarity scanner, with a bunch of features inherent to the regular version of Unicheck plagiarism detector, but occupying much less space in a browser.
To get started with the Add-on find it in Google Docs store. Add it to your Docs, and launch next time you’re going to check a paper.
The Add-on is directly connected to Unicheck standalone, so authorization is a mandatory step to incept scanning. Use already existing Unicheck account, or sign up for a new one and instantly get 5 free pages as a new user.
Start checking a document for similarities, and get a fast and comprehensive result, generated in seconds.
Power in a box
The small pop-up, which appears after Add-on is launched, provides with the most detailed information on found similarities.
The first thing to pay attention to is a similarity score. It may be low or high depending on the number of matches and property of marking the citations.
Matched parts of the text can be easily found in a full check report, where all paper segments are clickable and interactive. Pick any highlighted sentence and immediately get particular similarity sources out of a full list. And the other way, click a source and see matched text.
Sources may be excluded or tracked following direct links to them. Open an original source and see the copied text.
Managing citations and references is another great option to help with writing. Unicheck Add-on supports various citation formats, such as MLA, APA, Turabian, Harvard, etc., so no citation will be lost.
Citations can be excluded and included in the text, and references can easily be found due to violet highlight.
Even more features
To facilitate a connection with the main account, Unicheck supplied the Add-on with few more helpful options.
Users may browse the history of a file having all previous results directly in the pop-up. They can choose any of the check report and browse it in GDocs. If more detailed are needed, they are welcome to use “Go to library” option and promptly switch to Unicheck standalone account.
Balance can also be topped up via Add-on using the button that reads Buy more pages. A user would be redirected to the main account to process the payment in a regular way.
Back to Unicheck
Unicheck similarity detector helps thousands of students to write clear, similarity-free content for their studies and prepare the assignments for a final check.
Integrations with popular LMSs are already available for educators and students to ease the process of studying, and their functionality is improving and expanding daily. Even more helpful updates are coming soon, so stay tuned and find us in Google Docs.
The New Year is coming and in spite of the fact that days are getting colder and dimmer, celebration will definitely be warm, hearty and hopefully not a snoozefest.
Beginning of the year is the best time to set up a goal for new achievements, or on the contrary, get rid of old annoying habits. Unicheck team has also been thinking about our New Year’s resolutions, but instead this is what we ended up with.
New year is undeniably one of the best, warmest and shiniest events of the year. Symbolically, during this time all troubles are going away and future is opening its gates to new decisions and feats.
In order to treat the closest people during winter holidays, Unicheck will try to resolve the most popular festive questions, such as: how to greet friends? which present to choose for beloved? How to entertain the family? Following the advice below students and educators would easily learn how to prepare the best festive treat this year.
Christmas ornaments are like sweets and sweets are like human characters, – sometimes bright and empty, the other times bitter and sweet and the third times plain and flavorless like a two-week old piece of gum! This New Year plenty of candy canes, classy balls and dog shaped ornaments will be dominating the Christmas trees in every home.
Finally, it’s time to invite the holiday spirit in your life as well, time to get stuff your tummy with yummies and empty your head of daily worries.
Christmas is the most expected holiday of the year. Family celebrations, stacks of presents, crazy parties and (at last) the long vacation from studies are waiting ahead.
But before Unicheck team will also have a glass of festive freshly squeezed beet juice, we want to share amazing Christmas facts, which we were gathering and waiting to share this whole year. Be attentive, though: there are true statements as well as fake. Only the most perceptive learners will sort them out.
What are the common tools students use in their studying process? Are these ballpoint pens smearing the ink all over the test sheet, dozen of books tearing a soft backpack with their weight or an endless amount of clips, tips and bookmarks?
Not anymore, as educational technology and online learning increase its popularity year by year. Many school districts see edtech as the way to improve education and help students to get to the point about their future occupations.
Knowing who we are is what gives us a sense of purpose. Career is one-way how this purpose is expressed and college is one way we prepare for a career. In order to succeed in college students have to be open to take in new information but their performance will also depend on their personal learning patterns.
According to Myers Briggs learning styles we all have inborn learning preferences. When students don’t understand the lesson teachers can help them to grasp the material in their own way using research-based framework that is suggested by MBTI test.