Wageningen University & Research was using a software system Turnitin to detect plagiarism, but when they decided to switch to a different software provider, the past plagiarism scores and records had to be preserved for compliance reasons – a large-scale task considering the number of files. Yarado helped the university to export, catalogue and upload more plagiarism files in less time with no manual effort.
Hours for Yara to complete the task, which would take months manually
Of records maintained and ready for uploading to the new software
Data accuracy, facilitating regular and reliable reporting
Automated data export, saving months of manual work
Preserved business continuity
Ensured regulatory compliance
Sophisticated reporting capability
Safeguarded brand reputation
WUR needed to export thousands of plagiarism files from Turnitin. Before export, the associated plagiarism score of each file had to be extracted and manually added to a new file (which could later be used to upload the past scores in the new software), otherwise, plagiarism scores would get lost. This low-value, copy-paste work would take months of manual labour and would not be completed before the Turnitin contract termination. Turn-around time was therefore crucial.
Before, WUR staff had to change and process every file manually, meaning they had to execute the following time-consuming tasks:
WUR has saved many valuable hours of work time thank to having Yara running 24/7. All plagiarism files were transferred from Turnitin to a tidy file server within just a few days, and Yara made it possible to maintain thousands of data records in preparation for the file transfer to the new plagiarism tool – ensuring business continuity and compliance.
”Yarado has been fundamental in enabling us to reduce operational cost transforming us from reactive to proactive.”
Gerrit Bakker - Product owner of MDT Multimedia Educational Support Centre