Canvas Information and Resources

VeriCite 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 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.

Canvas update impacts VeriCite assignment advanced settings

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.

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 Summer 2016:

Based on a visit to the CSU campus to meet with instructors and TAs, 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



Create, submit and grade a VeriCite Assignment in Canvas (SpeedGrader)
VeriCite Instructor Support
(Old VeriCite and Canvas How To)


How to submit a VeriCite assignment in Canvas
How to view a VeriCite report
VeriCite Student Support

VeriCite Updates Page

VeriCite Status Page - suspect that VeriCite may be unavailable? Check this link to verify its status.

  • Last updated 2/23/2017
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