Move assignments from VeriCite to SimCheck

Last updated: August 15, 2022

If you used VeriCite in an assignment which you plan to copy, you will need to update the assignment settings to use SimCheck by June 15, 2020.

  1. In your Canvas course, locate and edit the assignment that used VeriCite.
  2. In the Submission Type section, clear the Enable VeriCite Submissions checkbox and select File Uploads.
    Enable VeriCite submissions
  3. In the Plagiarism Review section, select SimCheck by Turnitin in the drop-down menu.
  4. Select whether to exclude bibliographies and quotes from the Similarity reports and whether to include student submissions in the UW SimCheck library.
  5. Complete the rest of the assignment information and click Save.


  • Students may submit only one file to SimCheck per assignment, so create separate assignments if you want them to upload multiple files.
  • To ensure the connection between Canvas and SimCheck has been made, students need to wait for at least a minute and a half after the assignment is first published before they submit their work.