File Name Check


The submission’s file name can indicate possible infractions against academic integrity policies.

The file names of submissions are compared against each other using Galileo’s similarity algorithm to determine the percent change required to match another file name.


An example of this situation is a student copy and pasting files directly in the same originating folder. Often operating systems append indicators such as copy or (1) to the file name.

In The Report

The file name is present in the report for all submissions and can be reviewed for oddities as well in the individual submission summary.
File name in submission summary

Process Time Options

Like many of the other checks, there are a few options which can be used to fine tune the behaviour of it at process time, as well as can be set in the default options in the Preferences section.

Process Options Type Default
Check.FileName.Enabled Boolean True
A true/false setting of if the file name is compared againt other submissions.
Check.FileName.Threshold Float 0.92
A 0-1 value (percentage) of similarity required for the check to trigger a flag to be raised when a comparison is made between other submissions.
Check.FileName.Weight Float 0.8
A 0-1 value (percentage) of how heavily a flag raised by this check should be weighted in the report. ≥ 0.85 is considered dangerous, ≥ 0.65 is considered a warning, leaving everything below as just a tertiary notice.

Future Developments

In 2018.2, we will be adding the processing out the additional additives in the filename so that the comparison will be more accurate in identifying submissions whose filenames are slight alterations of others.

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Created on 2018-04-05.

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