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Students copying work

kevin_day880kevin_day880 Member Posts: 2 EDU
Hello fellow Onshapers. Quick question. I have my students doing a simple project. I shared a video series, step-by-step guide to make this project, so all models are the same visually. Each student is assigned to a team so I can see who made the files. It appears that students are copy/pasting/ sharing a file and then re-naming it to claim it as their own. I can see from the Version History that it is not original as there are no changes of modifications, just part created and maybe a material colour change. Is their any scenario where the student could have done the work and it does not have a history. Some students claim they did it on a different device... but I'm sure the history would be there as it is cloud based and what device they use wouldn't matter.. Any opinions ? Thanks 

Answers

  • bradley_saulnbradley_sauln Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 375
    Doing work on any device would cause the history to be captured. If there is no history, that means the document was copied.
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  • Domenico_DiMareDomenico_DiMare Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 62
    edited March 2021
    @kevin_day880
    Additionally, any parts/assemblies in the Start Version of the document indicate that it was copied.

    Check out this short video on Evaluating Academic Integrity of Documents: https://learn.onshape.com/courses/evaluating-academic-integrity-of-documents 
  • francois_bouletfrancois_boulet Member Posts: 65 EDU
    I had a case where a student copied his own document  trying to fix a problem. This is a significant possibility

    La simplicité est la sophistication suprême.
    Léonard de Vinci
  • dirk_van_der_vaartdirk_van_der_vaart Member Posts: 270 ✭✭✭
    If he made a copy to fix a problem????, then he can show you the original document with the problem as well
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,693 PRO
    edited March 2021
    The first lesson should be an introduction to the version graph. Show how it captures every change and puts a username and a time stamp. And that will be the first thing the teacher will look at. If it looks fishy it should be an automatic failure. 
  • brian_bradybrian_brady Member, Developers Posts: 500 EDU
    The first lesson should be an introduction to the version graph. Show how it captures every change and puts a username and a time stamp. And that will be the first thing the teacher will look at. If it looks fishy it should be an automatic failure. 
    Yes. That is what I do. I show the students that I can track the what and who. Seems to keep most on the straight and narrow. 
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