CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--42 Lines, a leader in custom edtech development and creator of the Harmonize online discussion platform, today announced its partnership with Unicheck, a leader in academic integrity and originality checking services. Through this partnership, Harmonize will integrate Unicheck, allowing educators to check the authenticity of their students’ discussion posts and other assignments within the online discussion platform. Unicheck’s plagiarism prevention software compares student work against more than 40 billion web pages, educational databases, and institutional library files to generate comprehensive similarity reports.
Harmonize elevates the online learning experience by providing world-class technology solutions that improve student engagement and retention. With a visually appealing user interface that mimics social media platforms already familiar to students and the ability to transfer drafts fluidly from mobile to desktop and back again, Harmonize is easy to use regardless of location or device. Asynchronous one-on-one and group chats and live chats with the ability to annotate images and videos allow students and instructors to engage in academic conversations bolstered by rich media for deeper learning.
Instructors have access to data on student participation, course progress, and engagement, saving time on grading. Featuring integrations with leading learning management systems such as Canvas by Instructure, Brightspace, D2L, Blackboard, and Moodle, Harmonize fits seamlessly within the ecosystem students, instructors, and administrators are already using.
“Meaningful online conversations, like conversations anywhere else, are built on trust and good faith,” said Marcus Popetz, co-founder and CEO of 42 Lines. “The integration with Unicheck ensures that trust and good faith, allowing meaningful academic discourse to flourish and inspiring deeper learning, right inside the platform where discussions are happening.”
With the Unicheck integration, instructors using Harmonize will have access to best-in-class plagiarism prevention that combines technological excellence with intuitive design that helps to achieve authenticity instead of merely pointing out similarity—all without leaving the Harmonize platform where instructors and students collaborate and share content.
“We’re excited about this new partnership with 42 Lines, as now Unicheck will help advance original thinking within a robust online discussion solution,” said Serhii Tkachenko, CEO of Unicheck. “Integrated through API, Unicheck will show an originality score upon submission of each new comment and provide a complete online report with highlighted matches, quotes, and replaced characters (if any). Together with 42 Lines, we’ll motivate original contributions to academic discourse in the classroom and online.”
“Open platforms like Canvas thrive when great technologies work together,” said Jared Stein, VP of higher education strategy at Instructure. “Harmonize and Unicheck working together demonstrates this and gives teachers and students more options to engage in deep discussions where authorship and originality are key.”
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About 42 Lines
42 Lines has more than a decade of experience developing innovative education technology solutions for higher education institutions and organizations looking to surpass industry standards. Created in response to educator and student feedback, the Harmonize platform seamlessly integrates with learning management systems to create an engaging, collaborative community for dynamic academic discussion, creative and analytical thinking, and in-depth feedback that drives improved learning outcomes. To learn more about 42 Lines, visit 42lines.net. To learn more about Harmonize, visit harmonize.42lines.net.
Unicheck creates personal learning moments that help students improve. We provide technology solutions in the areas of plagiarism checking, academic cheating prevention, authorship verification, and unoriginal source code detection. As a cloud-based system, Unicheck is reliable (99.95% uptime), scalable, and secure (FERPA, COPPA, and GDPR compliant). Focusing on the needs of educators, administrators, and students, we strive to make each feature work seamlessly inside an LMS or other e-learning platform. Unicheck partners with trusted technology leaders to make each system update work fast, intuitively, and reliably. Learn more about Unicheck at unicheck.com or email us via email@example.com.