What is VeriCite?

VeriCite is a tool that is available on Canvas to check students’ written work for plagiarism. This tool works to help educators easily verify originality in their student’s assignments. It automatically checks submitted work to compare against various online sources. This can be enabled directly in the Assignment settings in Canvas.

Types of Plagiarism

For students, VeriCite provides a way for them to learn how to properly cite sources. This helps students successfully progress in their academic careers. Plagiarism is a serious issue, so it is important to inform students about proper citation. Common types of plagiarism include:

Direct: copying a section of another’s work word-for-word without any citation
Self: submitting one’s own previous work without permission
Mosaic: paraphrasing without using quotation marks
Accidental: forgetting to cite sources, misquoting sources, or paraphrasing sources unintentionally

Join us for our Lunch & Learn using VeriCite in Canvas

Come out to our next Lunch & Learn to learn more about VeriCite. The ID Team will be using VeriCite to look at possible plagiarism in the papers your students submit. There will be a demonstration and time for questions and answers.


Some topics discussed will be:

  • Setting up VeriCite in an assignment
  • Linking to the VeriCite report in Speedgrader and in the Grades area
  • Exploring the results by clicking on sentences in the report or by clicking on a source in the source comparison panel

When: Wednesday, October 24

Location: Administration Center in the Lawrence Conference Room

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Click https://vericitelunchandlearn.eventbrite.com to register.

For more information about using VeriCite for your Canvas assignments, check out the VeriCite Resources on our Faculty Guide to Canvas.  You can also contact the Instructional Design team for a one-on-one consultation about how to use VeriCite.