I’ve written about Google Classroom’s originality reports in the past
. I’ve also posted tutorials on looking for matching documents
via Google Drive. This week, thanks to Mike Tholfsen
, I learned that my Microsoft-using friends have a similar feature available to them via the online version of Microsoft Word.
The similarity checker in Microsoft Word uses Bing to determine if there is a match or strong similarity between what a student puts in his or her document and a publicly available webpage. You can see a full overview of how the similarity checker works by watching this video
produced by Mike Tholfsen.