Navigating the student Similarity Report

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Viewing a breakdown of your matches

The Match Overview gives you a breakdown of all the matches that have been found in the paper and allows you to clearly view the similarity score. Matches are ordered by highest instance of similarity down to the lowest. Each match has a color and a number attached to it. These color tags will help you find the match on the paper itself.

  1. To view the Match Overview, select the red, numerical similarity score from the product toolbar.
  2. The Match Overview will be displayed within the Match Overview side panel.
  3. Having clicked the Match Overview icon, this will also highlight any matches within the paper itself. Each match can be color coded to help you identify them easily.
  4. Choose one of the sources from the Match Overview side panel to view how many matches were found for each source. Select the navigation arrows to jump from one match to the next; this will move you through the paper itself.
  5. Should you wish to see a match breakdown for each source, click the arrow to the right of the source.
  6. You can now see a large list of all the sources concerning this particular match. Click any of these matches to be directed to it on your paper.

Viewing all sources matched to a submission

In the All Sources side panel, every source found matched to your work is displayed and sorted by highest to lowest percentage match. 

  1. To view All Sources, select the red graph icon from the similarity toolbar.
  2. You can now see a large list of all the sources for this paper. Select any of these matches to be directed to it on your paper.
  3. Select the X icon in the top right-hand corner of the side panel to close the full panel.

Viewing source details

Selecting any source will change the navigation bar at the top of the page, displaying how many times this source matched in your submission. Selecting the arrows will allow you to see where these have matched on the page. You can further refine this navigation by choosing an individual page or URL within a source; this will simply show you matches from that specific sub-source.

  1. To see more information regarding the text that has matched to a source, select a source number from within the paper.
  2. A pop-up box will appear; this will show you further details relating to the source that your writing is matched with.
  3. To view the source in more depth, select the Full Source View icon in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up box.
  4. The right-hand side panel will change to Full Source Text, which you can scroll through to read in detail. If the match is found to be from another student’s paper, rather than an external source, this will be unavailable for viewing

  5. Select the X icon in the top right-hand corner of the side panel to return to the Match Overview.
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