You can reduce a significant amount of plagiarism in writing assignments by taking care with the design of the assignment. See the CELT handout on “Plagiarism-proofing” your assignments for five strategies you can use.
Plagiarism detection software can help your students learn to cite sources properly and help them avoid plagiarism. Go to Plagiarism Detection Software on the Instructional Software page for more information about using SafeAssign in Blackboard.
The Writing Center offers in-class workshops for your students about responsible writing and can consult with you on the design of your writing assignments.