Ephorus is a tool that helps teachers to check documents on plagiarism. In Blackboard Ephorus assignments can be created that allow students to upload their documents. Once uploaded, Ephorus will analyze it and create a report on possible plagiarism by comparing it to other documents, websites and academic texts. The parts that might contain similarities are then shown to the teacher.
Within the Ephorus assignment tool in Blackboard teachers can also download the uploaded documents of all the students at once by generating a zip-file compressed folder that contains more files .
Once checked on plagiarism, teachers can also grade and comment the students within the Ephorus assignment on Blackboard.