Important: TurnItIn will be replaced by VeriCite on June 6th
The Office of Teaching and Learning provides support and administration for TurnItIn, the campus’ plagiarism detection software that is embedded within Canvas. The OTL heard from many faculty that TurnItIn was more difficult to use and had frequent issues during the 2015-2016 academic year, so other products were evaluated as possible replacements and VeriCite was selected. All instructors who use TurnItIn need to take action by June 6 at 7:00 AM!
VeriCite is similar to TurnItIn in many respects and provides more robust service and customer support. Canvas and VeriCite work very closely together to ensure that the VeriCite experience within Canvas is seamless and almost invisible to the faculty and students. TurnItIn will be replaced by VeriCite on June 6th at 7:00 AM and action is needed by all instructors using TurnItIn who are teaching in Spring 2017 and Summer 2017.
Before June 6th at 7:00 AM, all student papers for Spring 2017 should be loaded to Canvas and the TurnItIn Reports downloaded by the instructor. This is because the TurnItIn Originality Report will not be available after June 6th.
After June 6th at 7:00 AM, instructors must enable VeriCite on all Assignments (that require plagiarism detection) for Summer 2017 courses, as well as any Assignments in spring classes that have not yet been submitted by the students. The TurnItIn checkbox will be replaced by the VeriCite checkbox after June 6th, but the box will not be checked by default. If an instructor has copied over material from a previous course in Canvas, they will still need to check the VeriCite box after June 6th.
Instructors are requested to revise their syllabus statements to include the following language:
This course includes the use of VeriCite to assess written assignments for originality and to reinforce best practice for using and citing the work of others. Students acknowledge by taking this course that papers may be subject to submission to VeriCite. Reports generated by VeriCite will be available to students for review and to enable revision. Submitted papers will be included as source documents in the VeriCite database for the purpose of detecting plagiarism and to protect the intellectual property of the original writer.
Additional support is available through the Office of Teaching and Learning at 303-871-2084, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may contact VeriCite at 1-844-VERICITE (837-4248) and this support form.