URKUND is the leading web based system for plagiarism prevention. Today a vast majority of Sweden's universities use URKUND in order to efficiently detect and prevent plagiarism. Students send their assignments to their professors via e-mail and on the way between them the documents are matched against three central source areas; the Internet, published material and the URKUND Archive build from previously submitted documents. URKUND then present the information required by the professor in order to determine whether or not plagiarism has occurred.
A walk-through of URKUND and the problem of plagiarism has a positive effect on the initial usage. The URKUND training contributes to the awareness of plagiarism and gives good knowledge of the system and its functions. The training event is a swift way to get started with URKUND. In order to accommodate our clients different needs we offer two forms of training.
We come to you and teach your faculty within you own learning environment. It is a nice way of learning URKUND in detail and to get answers to the questions that may arise. It is also an excellent opportunity to get a plagiarism discussion started!
The training takes approximately 2 hours. The number of participants is optional but between 15 and 100 people is a number well suited for the training format. All that is needed is an Internet connected PC, a PC-projector and a whiteboard.
URKUNDs popular web training is a fast and efficient way to learn more about our system. We hold a live session via the web and on telephone and the focus is the different parts of the URKUND system.
The session lasts 60 min (approx.) and is designed for a group of between 8 and 10 people. The participants connect to a shared conference platform and dial in on a telephone number. All that is required is a broadband connection to the Internet and telephone capabilities, either individual or via a conference model.
Lecture with a run-through of what constitutes plagiarism, and how texts can be handled to avoid this. Based on the URKUND Plagiarism manual, we also provide tips and advice about how pupils and students can plan the writing process in order to get it done in time and to achieve the desired result.
Recommended for pupils and students in primary and secondary schools, universities and colleges.
With URKUND statistical and management tools URSA, you get an unbeatable view of the use and full account management. URSA is available in two versions: the standard version URSA Minor and the more advanced version URSA Major.
Several LMS (Learning Management System) has chosen to integrate URKUND into their platforms. Some of these are Moodle, Pingpong and Blackboard. This makes it possible for the teacher to work with URKUND within the LMS-environment they use in their daily work.
In order to establish communication between the various systems and URKUND we have developed a web service. The web service is available to any LMS-provider that our clients wish to interface with. Please contact us for more information in regards to this.
It is easy to start using URKUND. We have the resources and the experience needed and will assist in the implementation process and throughout the entire period of the licence. An organisation joining URKUND has the option of choosing between three different levels: Campus, Department and Institution. The licence runs over 12 months and grants unlimited access to the system (within fair usage). A subscription may start at any point during the calendar year, all according to the client’s wishes.
Our clients are mainly academic institutions; today, a multitude of universities and higher education institutions around the world use URKUND to detect and prevent plagiarism effectively. Secondary schools are also starting to see the benefits of plagiarism detection and URKUND is widely appreciated amongst students, teachers and principals – more than 800 of Sweden’s lower secondary schools use URKUND today.
Companies are also using URKUND to ensure their documents’ originality and to track the spread of their texts, especially on the internet. URKUND is a trusted partner in these corporations’ businesses.
URKUND’s clients are from all over the world, with concentrations in the Nordic region and in Europe.