"SafeAssign" is a plagiarism prevention service, offered by Blackboard to its Blackboard Learning System, Enterprise, Vista Enterprise, and CE Enterprise License clients. This service helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and the importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content.

General Information:

For Faculty

For Students

SafeAssign Processing Time

The above link publishes Blackboard's most current SafeAssign status

  • The average SafeAssign processing time is 2 hours.
  • If there is a backlog or any additional delays, it can take up to 20 hours.