System for detecting plagiarism
Uppsala University is using the system Ouriginal (former Urkund ) for plagiarism check. During the spring semester 2021, you will see both the name Urkund and Ouriginal. Read more about the name change from Urkund to Ouriginal at the bottom of this page.
What is Ouriginal?
Ouriginal is a system for detecting and handling plagiarism of texts in files and is based on various methods for text-recognition. The system compares different types of text blocks that appear in a submitted file, to find similarities with different sources. The results are presented on a special analysis page for the teacher.
The system Ouriginal use the following central source areas:
• Internet, e.g. web sites, newspapers, openly stored reports.
• Publishing material, e.g. e-books.
• Older student documents, i.e., submissions, reports, memos, degree projects, etc., which have already been uploaded by
other students to Ouriginal, not only from Uppsala University, but from various universities around the world.
The system Ouriginal is connected to the functions for assignments in the learning platform Studium. The degree of found text that is similar to the students' submitted files is shown as a colored label in the Gradebook (Studium) with links to the analysis reports. Students can also send their assignments directly to the teacher’s analysis e-mail address at Urkund, this is a special teacher account connected directly to Ouriginal's server. To obtain such an e-mail address, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate that you want a user account. You will then receive an automatically generated email with instructions on how to create the account.
If you already are using Studium, you can find more information about Ouriginal in the Studium teacher resource.
Teachers have the option to turn on or off notifications from Urkund.
To enable e-mail reports from Urkund, the teacher must log in to their Urkund account and check the setting: Send report by email
(Go to https://www.urkund.com/sv/logga-in/ > log in > click Web app > log in with your Urkund account (your UU-email and reset password by "Have you forgotten your password) > click Settings > check the option “Send report by email” > click Update.
Urkund changes its name to Ouriginal
In 2020, the company behind the Urkund system merged with a German company with a similar product (PlagScan). Both the company and the system are now called Ouriginal. When you create an assignment in Studium and use Plagiarism Review, you will now see the name Ouriginal.
If you are already used to working with Urkund, then you will not see any differences. The analysis pages look the same as before but the name Urkund is changed to Ouriginal. All existing Urkund accounts and analysis email addresses will work as usual. In the spring of 2021, the company will be updating its guides and websites and you will see both the name Urkund and Ouriginal.