myCourses - Using VeriCite - Faculty Guide

Summary

VeriCite is the anti-plagiarism software that replaces SafeAssign. This article describes how to create an assignment in myCourses using VeriCite and how to read the report for the student submissions.

Content

To Create an Assignment:

  1. In your course, create an assignment as you normally would.
  2. When selecting Submission Type, select Online.
  3. Select File Uploads and/or Text Entry.
  4. Click the check-box next to Enable VeriCite Submissions.
  5. Complete the remaining assignment options and click Save.
  6. When your student accesses the assignment, they will be informed that this assignment is using VeriCite to check for originality.

Advanced Settings:

By default, the following settings are enabled. If you would like to turn off any of these settings, click on Advanced VeriCite Settings (below Enable VeriCite Submissions in step 3 above) and remove the check mark next to each item you'd like to disable and then click Update.

  1. Exclude Quoted Material: Excluding quoted material means that any text recognized as quoted material will automatically be excluded from the report. Text within quotation marks or parentheses is excluded as quoted material. This setting is enabled by default in order to prevent false positives. Note that you may toggle this option on and off within an individual report if desired.
  2. Exclude Self-Plagiarism: Excluding self-plagiarism means that multiple submissions of the same paper by the same student in the same course are seen as drafts and not counted against the student as matches within the report. This setting is enabled by default in order to prevent false positives. Note that you may toggle this option on and off within an individual report if desired. (Also note that submissions of the same paper by the same student in different courses are always counted as self-plagiarism matches, regardless of the assignment setting within an individual course.)
  3. Store submissions in Institutional Index: By default, all student submissions are stored within the private institutional repository so that they can be matched against other paper submissions at your institution. However, if you do not want to store student submissions within your private repository for a particular assignment, you may turn this setting off.

 

View VeriCite report for student submissions:

To access the VeriCite report go to the Speedgrader for the assignment. On the right side you will see the report matching percentage indicator which represents the amount of matching text found in the document. The colors indicate the level of plagiarism found. Click on the percentage number to view the detailed report.

  • Blue: 0%
  • Green: 1-24%
  • Yellow: 25-49%
  • Orange: 50-74%
  • Red: 75-100%

To learn more about reading the report, read the following articles.

  1. View VeriCite reports for student submissions: http://help.vericite.com/m/canvas/l/744004-how-do-i-view-vericite-reports-for-student-submissions.
  2. How do I navigate the VeriCite report?: http://help.vericite.com/m/canvas/l/744007-how-do-i-navigate-a-vericite-report
  3. Exclude self-plagiarism for a student to allow for drafts http://help.vericite.com/m/canvas/l/744093-how-do-i-modify-the-exclude-self-plagiarism-setting-for-an-individual-report
  4. How do I print a VeriCite report?: http://help.vericite.com/m/canvas/l/744005-how-do-i-print-a-vericite-report

For information about how a student submits an assignment using VeriCite, see this KB article: https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=981

 

For More Information:

Please see the VeriCite Canvas User Guide for more information: http://help.vericite.com/m/canvas

 

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Article ID: 1048
Created
Fri 7/19/19 5:48 PM
Modified
Tue 11/19/19 4:02 PM