Codequiry Usage Guide
Learn more about how to use and take advantage of Codequiry's code plagiarism detection service.
Codequiry provides full plagiarism detection services for source code. Our solution is built from the ground up for source code similarity and code plagiarism detection. We provide services to thousands of users in various industries from educators to enterprise.
Welcome to the platform usage guide. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information you need to use Codequiry in a proper manner and to make full use from the features provided to you. You may click below to skip to relevant sections or use the sidebar to your left.
All about the account
Before you start checking source code for plagiarism, you will need to create an account. To do this you may visit the link below to do so.
Creating an account
When creating an account you will need to enter payment and basic information such as your name, email, role, and password. This information is never shared with anyone and its purposes are to assign ownership of your data as well as providing you individualized support.
You may change your account information anytime located under "Account Settings" on the top right menu of your dashboard.
Once your account is created, and your trial is started, it's time to start exploring and getting familiar with the dashboard layout. Before we can start checking source code for potential plagiarism you will need to proceed to the instructions below.
Getting started with Codequiry
These tabs contain the most important information on getting started. If you wish to go ahead, the rest is optional!
Folders and creating your first folder
The first action to take after creating your account is to visit the dashboard home page and create a folder. A folder is merely a way for you to organize the checks you wish to perform. This step is self explanatory, just click on New Folder on the top right of your page. You will be prompted to name the folder (minimum of 3 characters).
Checks and creating your first check
On the home page of your dashboard you will be able to create a check into a designated folder, this will allow you to specify certain information such as the parser to be used and the type of check you wish to run.
This step is the most important, as if it is done incorrectly, your checks may not return correctly.
Before uploading, some important information about your files
Please note that for each submission, you must provide a .ZIP file containing all the source code for that submission. This means if you have 10 submissions you wish to check, you will need to upload 10 individual .zip files containing the source files for those submissions. Providing a .zip file containing more than one submission will NOT work, it will be counted as one submission! Also ensure that your submissions contain at least one file for the parseable language, for instance, if selected Java each submission must have at least one .java file contained inside the .zip file. We recommend using WinZip or WinRAR for compressing your files.
It's time to start checking submissions for plagiarism
Once you have ensured you have followed the instructions and are ready to check your check. You may click the "Start checking files" button located in the Upload/Submissions tab of your check.
Congratulations, you have completed everything required to start checking, your results are almost here. This section will explain the various check types you may run with your submissions.
Once you have selected the tests you wish to run, you can start the checking process! Depending on the amount of submissions and code provided, as well as server load your assignment checking speed will vary. However, you should expect results instantly or within minutes.
Sharing your account
You are able to share your account plan, if you have multiple people in your organization who need to be able to check file. This page is located on the "Account Sharing" page under your account.
Managing your data
Codequiry believes that you should be in control of your data. This is why we give you full access and transparency to your data that is accumulated on our platform. You may export and download data related to your account, as well as view and clear data that you do not wish to keep in our databases.
Codequiry does not use your files for checking purposes, neither is it shared with third parties.
Interpreting the results
Now that your assignment has been successfully checked, it's time to breakdown those results so you can understand how to interpret the data and visualizations. You will find two new pages available for viewing, "Overview" and "Results". Below you will find more information on what you will see in these pages and how to interpret what you are seeing.
All data from checking results should be taken with a grain of salt. Codequiry never guarantees if a submission has been plagiarised, it is up to the person performing the tests to determine if the submission has, in fact, been plagiarised. Percentages and scores are an estimate according to our similarity threshold and do not represent actual values.
Codequiry aims to achieve an equally fair environment for fields relating to computer science by preventing the use of unoriginal code. The first step to preserving academic integrity and original source code starts here.