VeriCite can consume student in-line submissions and submission files in most file formats (pptx, html, docx, pdf, txt, rtf, ppt, doc, odf, etc.) Note: VeriCite Does Not Work with Mac Pages documents.
Note: VeriCite does not currently work well with Group Assignments in Canvas.
VeriCite converts the student submission 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 and a repository of publicly accessible, academically-oriented Internet resources.
A final report is presented to the user highlighting 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.