VeriCite can consume student in-line submissions and submission files in any file format (e.g. pptx, html, docx, pdf, txt, rtf, ppt, doc, odf, etc.)
VeriCite converts the student submission into plain text and excludes any quoted material from matching. The rest of the text is then compared for exact matches with existing source material. VeriCite uses string matching methods, along with a series of algorithms and scoring processes, to identify matching texts. VeriCite compares the content in the submitted paper to two repositories – a repository of student submissions that is private to the university and a repository of publicly accessible, academically-oriented Internet resources.
A final report is presented to the user highlighting different levels or amounts of matching per submission. There is an overview score as well as a side by side comparison of the matching text and sources.
February 22, 2017
A Canvas update has negatively impacted a whether a VeriCite assignment advanced settings remain checked. Canvas is aware of the issue and is working on a resolution. This document provides more details for this concern and the short term fix.
On December 19, 2016, we turned on the new VeriCite Integration with the Canvas SpeedGrader.
This document describes how to use the new integration.
Based on a visit to the CSU campus to meet with instructors and TAs, VeriCite has added the following features:
Based on CSU instructor feedback, a paper's Bibliography will not be included in the content matching process.
Instructors can set a VeriCite paper so that a student's paper will not be added to CSU's VeriCite repository and therefore not available for future matching.
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