However, for both staff and students, it is important to clarify that Urkund is not a plagiarism-checking tool. It is a text-matching tool. This is an important distinction. Urkund will generate a text-matching report which can be accessed by yourself and your students, and it will give a percentage score to show how much text it can match. Many students see a percentage of 20% for example, and panic, thinking they have plagiarised. They often go to unnecessary and counterproductive lengths to reduce this number. It is often not the case that they have plagiarised, as they may be directly quoting and citing a source, which Urkund then matches.