Content Hash Check


When Galileo reads in a file it takes the entirety of the content and creates a hash identifier for it which can be quickly compared to determine if content is a direct copy of another submission.

This check is not configurable and is a required part of the processing done by Galileo. The information used to calculate the hash is explicitly content from submissions, and not any additional meta data or extended data.


An example of this situation would be where one student simply hands in the submission of another classmate without modifying anything. This also highlights situations where previous year’s submissions are resubmitted.

In The Report

The content hash information is present in the report for all submissions and can be reviewed for oddities as well in the individual submission summary.
Content hash listed in submission summary
content hash
Created on 2018-03-30.

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