Where do I submit to Urkund?

How long does it take to generate a report?

Which file types can I submit?

What size file can I submit?

How do I submit?

How many attempts should I have?

What is an acceptable score?

 I have not received my report - what do I do?

Who can I talk to about my report?

Where do I submit to Urkund?

You submit to Moodle Assignment, and Moodle will send your submission to Urkund for you - there is not a link to Urkund itself. If you do not know where this is you should ask your course convenor/admin for details about this. Do NOT contact the IT Helpdesk.

How long does it take to generate a report?

It usually takes about 1 hour for Urkund to generate a report, however at busy times this can take at least 24 hours. You should allow plenty of time before your assignment deadline in order to receive the similarity report back and make any changes needed. You will receive an email from Urkund (to your student email address) as soon as you submit, and another one when the report is ready.

Which file types can I submit?

See here.  Please ensure that your uploaded file includes the correct file extension. If you have a problem, open your assignment in Word on a student cluster PC and save as a .docx file. Make sure you don’t remove the file extension.

Problematic Formats: Please Read

Apple Pages

Note that Apple Pages is not an acceptable format.  

Some students have had problems with submitting files that were created by using Apple Pages and then saving these as .doc or .docx files. For this reason we recommend always saving your files to a Microsoft PC or laptop, opening them using a desktop version of word processing software such as MS Word or Libre Office and resaving as .doc or .docx before submitting to Moodle.

Word Online 

Please note that there is a problem with documents created in Word Online, and you should not use this to save your submissions as Urkund will reject files created by using Word Online. For this reason we recommend always saving your files to a Microsoft PC or laptop, opening them using a desktop version of word processing software such as MS Word or Libre Office and resaving as .doc or .docx before submitting to Moodle.

PDF

If you are saving your file as a PDF please ensure that you save it as a file containing text, and not just a picture of that text, as Urkund will reject any files that only contain pictures. 

What size file can I submit?

Moodle Assignment has an upper limit of 100MB. Urkund will not process files with under 430 characters.

How do I submit?

Exact details of how to submit should be given to you by your course convenor/admin. There are two slightly different processes for submission depending on the settings your course convenor/ admin has chosen. Please ask them (NOT the IT Helpdesk) if you are unsure of which method to use.‌

How many attempts should I have?

Senate regulations state that you must have at least one draft and one final attempt. How these are set up is up to your course convenor/administrator. Please ask them and NOT the IT HelpDesk if you are unsure where to find these options.

What is an acceptable score?

There is no good or bad score for an Urkund report. Urkund checks for similarity, not for plagiarism, so the score you get for your report must be understood in the context of your assignment. A perfectly acceptable assignment might have a high score, for example because it is correctly referenced; an assignment with a low score might be unacceptable because it contains small amounts of material which is not correctly attributed. 

 I have not received my report - what do I do?

Check that your assignment was submitted in an acceptable form (see above). If your submission in Moodle is showing a warning triangle beside it, please save your assignment to your computer again in one of the approved formats and upload it again in Moodle. DO NOT TRY TO RENAME YOUR FILE AFTER UPLOADING IT TO MOODLE.

Check that your submission contains at least 400 characters, as Urkund will not process submissions that are shorter than that.

Who can I talk to about my report

After submitting your work, your course tutors will be your first source of feedback and discussion about your similarity report. You can also bring your report to the Effective Learning Adviser for your College who is able to discuss the ways in which you've incorporated sources and references into your work. To set up an appointment time, please send an email with your course / module name, year of study, and a brief description of the assignment to studentlearning@glasgow.ac.uk. NB: the Student Learning Service does not offer proofreading.