The Dynamic LMS Market

Dozens of startups desire the attention of college deans and other academic decision makers. The adoption rates of schools show that one category efficiently manages to take the majority of budgets and attention in higher education – the all-powerful LMS. However, this has already started changing.   For those who are not yet familiar with… Read More »

Architectural Changes in PlagScan   Recently updated !

Having an archive or organization repository as a separate entity has been one of the most requested features for a while. In October 2016 we will finally release this feature to our users, who use PlagScan as an organization. As this involves some architectural changes, we made sure the transition will happen smoothly. We recommend that all existing organization administrators read… Read More »

New Administration Interface is now live!

We are proud to announce that the updated administration interface has been implemented last Monday and is now live. Numerous design and system improvements will enable an easier setup process and optimized workflow for administrators of schools, universities and organizations  As mentioned in one of our last posts Reducing Stress for Administrators, you will now benefit… Read More »

The Haunting Presence of Ghostwriting in Academia

Ghostwriting – the act of conducting work for someone else who can claim it as their own work – has become an attractive service to students around the globe. Students pay between $10 – $50 per page, depending on length, topic and time needed for the ghostwriter to complete the paper. A standard bachelor thesis… Read More »

New report options for dynamic filtering of plagiarism matches

Our new interactive plagiarism report  is still getting even better. Now we added the option filter matches which are shorter than a limit in terms of words or characters. This allows a more coarse or fine grained view, based on your requirements. As with all changes the plagiarism level is updated accordingly (before you could already toggle… Read More »

PlagScan Supports MAC Formats

We are happy to announce that PlagScan supports MAC formats from now on. The formats, developed by Apple Inc. include:   Pages for MAC (Apple iWork) [.pages] Numbers for MAC (Apple iWork) [.numbers] Key for MAC (Apple iWork) [.key]             Many users have reported their utilization of OS X and iOS… Read More »

Reducing Stress for Administrators

According to a study with 200 participants (GFI, 2015), a majority of IT administrators stated that they were highly stressed. Most of them have to deal with the pressure from users and management. For that reason, our IT team wants to simplify the work for your administrators and take away some of the pressure. IT admins feel that… Read More »

300 Secondary Schools in Austria Use PlagScan – Read Why

Federal Ministry of Education in Vienna, Austria “We have been using PlagScan successfully at more than 300 higher education secondary schools (Gymnasium) since 2015 to examine academic work of students.” – Anna Lasselsberger   Why do we use a plagiarism software? Our goal is to prepare students properly for the academic and scientific work on… Read More »

When Plagiarism is not the original issue

The subject of plagiarism has been gradually getting more attention over the past decades. But does that mean the quality of academic work has improved? We at PlagScan are always happy to get any type of feedback from customers. Usually the most productive responses we get are from the customer base that cares the most… Read More »

Why is Plagiarism Tempting to Journalists?

We usually hear the word plagiarism in relation to academic work. Students learn about plagiarism in reading and writing classes. But also in journalism, plagiarism is a significant topic. Journalism students learn about the Code of Ethics, established by the SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists), which gives clear guidelines on attribution and how to treat… Read More »