Can I add a webpage to the "Internet Database" in SafeAssign?
I had a student who plagiarized some material. There were some passages that SafeAssign did not highlight as plagiarized, but a quick internet search led me to the page that the student copied. This means that the copied webpage is not in the SafeAssign "Internet Database." The same happened with a few pdf files posted to the internet.
My current workaround:
I know that I can download the pdf or webpage (by printing to pdf) and upload the file to my "Institutional Database," even though this is a document that is openly accessibly from the internet. When uploaded to the "Institutional Database," SafeAssign marks the file as belonging to me. Since I cannot attach notes or comments to the file, I have no method of referencing the work unless I attach the reference directly to the pdf. I would like to avoid attaching comments directly to the original pdf, since this is alters the presentation of the original authors work, thus it feels like graffiti. Even with this, I am left with SafeAssign assigning me credit for the work even though it is not my work, i.e. I need to come dangerously close to plagiarism in order to detect and accurately report plagiarism. Since the document is from the internet, I ask:
Can I add a webpage (or somehow request a webpage to be added) to the "Internet Database" in SafeAssign?