Administrator’s guide for Moodle

How to install a plagiarism check Moodle plugin

  1. To install a plagiarism check for Moodle plugin, you need to have a zip file with a plugin and your personal token. To receive a token, contact
  2. plugin is compatible with Moodle 3.3 and later versions.Plagiarism check Moodle

Step 1: Add a plugin

  • In Moodle, go to Site Administration

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  • Follow these steps to upload a plugin: Plugins → Install Plugins → Upload a zip file with a plugin

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  • After validation, click on the “Continue” button.

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Step 2: Update Moodle

  • Click on the “Update Moodle database now” button.

How to use plagiarism check Moodle plugin

  • Go to Site administration and find Plagiarism → plugin.

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  • Choose “Yes” in the “Enable plugin” field.

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  • Enter the API Token that we shared with you. (You can find the API Token after you login on website, in your Profile —>Integrations tab) Moodle plagiarism check
  • Then click “Connect” in the Moodle section to see the API Token Plagiarism detection Moodle pluginHow to install plagiarism check Moodle plugin
  • Click the “Save changes” button.

Configure plugin settings

As an Administrator, you can decide if a plugin should be automatically enabled for every assignment. When “Enable PlagiarismCheck in Activities by default” is set to “Yes”, every activity will be created with this plugin turned on.

If you would like to limit plugin usage and leave it for instructors to decide whether they want to turn it on, then switch to “No”.


As an Administrator, you can also set the following global Moodle plugin settings:

  • Exclude sources below X% similarity, where X is the minimum similarity percentage threshold for a source to be included in the total similarity score.
  • Enable PlagiarismCheck in Quizzes — this setting makes it possible to see our plugin in Quizzes, so students’ responses will be checked for plagiarism and AI
  • Enable PlagiarismCheck in Forum Activity — this setting makes it possible to see our plugin in Forum, so students’ responses will be checked for plagiarism and AI
  • Enable PlagiarismCheck in activities by default — when turned on, our plugin will be visible and active in every new activity. Turn off if you don’t want teachers to turn it on when needed.

These settings will be inherited in all modules where the plugin is used. However, the threshold for minimum similarity in sources can be specified in each assignment’s settings. Just go to the ‘ plugin’ section and set the cutt-off percentage.

How to restrict PlagiarismCheck plugin to specific courses or users

 If you want to make the plugin available only for certain users or courses published in your Moodle, you can group the courses into categories and set specific permissions for the plugin.

  • Go to ‘Site administration’ and choose ‘Manage courses and categories’ in the ‘Courses’ tab. 

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  • Click on ‘Create new category.’ 

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  • For demonstration purposes, we created two categories: ‘With PlagiarismCheck’ and ‘Without PlagiarismCheck.’ 
  • In the settings menu, choose ‘Permissions.’

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  • Filter out the permissions for plugin and add/ remove user roles you would like to have/ not have access to the plugin.

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  • To make PlagiarismCheck Moodle plugin invisible for course participants, remove all roles from Roles with permission. 

By removing certain user roles from the list of those having the capability to change the ‘Exclude sources below X% similarity’ setting, you can prevent these user roles from adjusting the plugin settings in an assignment. Now you can add courses to each category. The plugin will not be shown as an option for courses where users are not permitted to use Moodle plugin.  Plagiarism detection for Moodle designs efficient solutions to help teachers and students perform better. Check our plagiarism tool and AI content detector now!

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