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VeriCite Content Matching / Anti-Plagiarism

CSU belongs to the Unizin consortium which has adopted VeriCite anti-plagiarism software for use in Canvas.

VeriCite can consume student in-line submissions and submission files in most file formats (e.g. pptx, html, docx, pdf, txt, rtf, ppt, doc, odf, etc.) Note: VeriCite Does Not Work with Mac Pages documents.

Note: VeriCite does not currently work well with Group Assignments in Canvas.

Instructors - How To Use VeriCite
Students - How To Use VeriCite

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.



VeriCite Updates:

New VeriCite Side by Side Interface Turned on June 12, 2017

At Last! VeriCite Integrated with SpeedGrader - December 2016

On December 19, 2016, we turned on the new VeriCite Integration with the Canvas SpeedGrader.
This document describes how to use the new integration.

New in Summer 2016

Based on a visit to the CSU campus to meet with instructors and TA's, VeriCite has added the following features:

VeriCite searches Open Access Journals

Paper's Bibliography is excluded from content matching

Instructors can allow a VeriCite paper to be a Draft Version

Exclude Self Plagiarism