The new year brought new decisions to an 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 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 the 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 the 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 are two other great options 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 back to the text, and references can easily be found due to the violet highlight.
Even more features
To facilitate a connection with the main account, Unicheck added a few more helpful options to Add-on.
Users may browse the history of a file having all previous results directly in the pop-up. They can choose any similarity report and browse it in GDocs. If more details are needed, you 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 a 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 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.