How to start the tool


In order to use this feature you need to set up a class. If you are not using Codio as your main IDE and want to use only the plagiarism detection feature then you should still follow these instructions and ask your students to upload their code into the project using Git or by uploading files manually.

Access Plagiarism features

When in your class, select your unit and then click the Actions button (button to the top right of the screen) to show the available actions that includes Plagiarism



You can see the Plagiarism button near in the upper part of the screen. When you press this you are taken to the following screen.


This screen will show you any plagiarism reports that were run in the past. You can open these if you wish.

On the left you can:

  • enter a relative path in the workspace to check.
  • upload items to compare against (e.g. previous years information).
  • restrict the file types that should be checked. It is possible to add multiple file types by pressing the Add Extension button.

These filters can be useful to avoid generating unnecessary noise in your report.

Once you are ready to run a new report, press the Start button, which will package up all the files and pass them to the detection engine. You are free to leave the screen at this point and return to it later to see whether the report has been generated.

Codio will include all code from all students in the report, irrespective of whether the assignment is marked by the student as completed.