Meta Date Created Check


Contained within some files is a record of when it was originally created.

This check raises a flag if an exact timestamp is matched to another submission in the target files. It can be useful in detecting submissions based on another submission.


An example of this situation would be where one student prepares a submission and then circulates it to their classmates. The classmates then modify the original files content, but are basing their work off the original. This is one possible method for detecting an infraction of this nature.

In The Report

The meta date created information is present in the report for all submissions and can be reviewed in the individual submission summary.
Date created listed 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.Meta.DateCreated.Enabled Boolean True
A true/false setting of if the meta date created information should be compared againt other submissions.
Check.Meta.DateCreated.Weight Float 0.4
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.
Created on 2018-03-30.

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