VeriCite is a cloud-based service that identifies plagiarism by comparing submitted work against a database of sources. UNF upgraded the VeriCite Canvas integration at the start of Summer 2017 introducing it as an option in native Canvas Assignments opposed to a separate assignment type.
VeriCite converts student submissions 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 (SafeAssign submissions have been moved to VeriCite) and a repository of publicly accessible, academically-oriented Internet resources.
A final report presented to the user highlights 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.
*For student support with VeriCite contact the UNF ITS Help Desk at xHELP or firstname.lastname@example.org.