How to delegate checking duties to other administrators?

In this tutorial guide, we will show you simple step-by-step methods of making the absolute most out of your Oxsico membership. Oxsico is full of intriguing and handy features which are going to be of great use in organisational, educational as well as editorial work.

One of the main features of the system is the ability to delegate responsibilities to other users. This does wonders for larger organisations as well as during peak-workload times (such as sessions in universities, preparation for publishing etc.). Anyone who uses Oxsico can set up a completely unique administrative “skeleton” to suit the way their organisation works or likes to work. It’s great for detecting plagiarism as well as maintaining workflow at its maximum. What other benefits does it bring?

  • An administrator or project manager can focus only on the most important documents rather than wasting his or her precious time on every single paper;
  • An administrator can take a step back and command a purely monitoring role. You see all of the stats related to plagiarism concerning every single document uploaded as well as what your team or employees upload.

Let’s give an example here. The dean of a faculty or the senior editor decides he or she has not enough time to check for plagiarism in their papers. The dean delegates every lecturer to look after their own students and the editor makes every junior editor responsible respectively. He or she thus creates accounts/grants access to Oxsico and the resources available for checking. This makes the staff/employees/team members chip in even more to achieve common goals and speeds up plagiarism check. Simple, quick, hassle-free. This takes a few minutes of your time and pays off immediately.

But decentralisation can go a step further with Oxford Similarity Checker. Every lecturer can provide limited access to each and every single one of their students. Delegate uploading to the students to save even more time and make checking a lot less tiring. The same goes for every junior editor (or anyone else). Delegate uploading for the journalists or writers. Granting them only limited user-rights allows for complete control to remain in your hands. This just makes work a lot easier and more professional.

Decentralisation and delegation of responsibilities then, how do you do it in Oxsico?

1. Sign in to your Oxsico account (if you don’t have one yet – create it)

2. Navigate to an existing project or create a new project

3. Once you are on the project screen, on the left-hand side menu locate the tab ‘User list’ and click on it

P.S. The tab will be automatically prompted after you create a new project, but not if you are trying to add someone to an already existing project.

Example with a new project

4. On the ‘User list’ screen you can see everyone who is on the team and has access to upload or check files as well as even add others to check for plagiarism.

The tab shows last activity, department or the team which the user is assigned to, the overall balance of upload credits (how many are left/reserved/were used), the credit limit for the user as well as other features. The most important of which is enabling anyone to add ‘Child users’ or other users to the project by themselves.

5. To add someone new, simply press the ‘Add user or department’ button in the middle of the screen

6. In the next screen simply add the User’s full name or identification number, the department’s name etc.

The only way to allow access is through email be it a personal/work or department’s email. Then you can also select the various functions of allowing the user to use unlimited credits or restrict them to a certain percentage as well as granting them the power to create child users.

So, this is basically it. Pretty straightforward and simple, no matter which way you look at it. If you do have any questions – feel free to ask them via email ( or send them our way via the support tab in the left-hand side menu.



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