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About VeriCite Plagiarism Detection

We released a new User Interface (UI) for VeriCite native integration, the plagiarism detection tool, on July 20th, 2017.  The new UI for the LTI app was released on July 25, 2017.  For more information, see

The UW adopted VeriCite for plagiarism detection in autumn quarter 2016.  VeriCite is a web-based system that allows student papers to be submitted and checked for plagiarism.  The system compares student papers with sources available on the Internet, select commercial article databases, and papers submitted at the UW.

VeriCite is now available through Canvas for instructors to set up plagiarism review on a per-assignment basis, and for students to submit assignments for review. Instructors using VeriCite should inform students at the beginning of the class.

Helpful information:

LTI and native integrations with Canvas

As of November 28, 2016, instructors can choose between two ways of using VeriCite: via the LTI app or the native integration with Canvas. as you create a new VeriCite assignment, you will need to choose one or the other method.

We recommend the native integration, which allows instructors to access reports from within SpeedGrader and utilize all the Canvas assignment features.

Other benefits of the native integration include:

  • Students can submit assignments directly.
  • Original assignment formatting is retained.
  • Instructors can create group assignments.

View the VeriCite native integration videos on YouTube.

See VeriCite’s help documentation for the native integration.

The VeriCite LTI  app, which can currently be used as an external tool submission type in assignments, will remain available as well. Instructors will continue to have access to assignments set up with the VeriCite LTI app. We recommend using the native integration, however, in order to have all Canvas assignment features available.

View the VeriCite LTI app videos on YouTube.

See VeriCite’s help documentation for the VeriCite LTI app.