How do I add a VeriCite assignment?

In your Canvas site, go to Assignments.

Click the +Assignments button.

Enter your assignment information.

Enter your assignment information.

Enter the following information for your assignment:

  1. Assignment title
  2. Assignment description
  3. Points for the assignment
  4. Assignment Group (Optional)
  5. Display Grade format

Select External Tool as the Submission Type.

Select External Tool as the Submission Type.

Click in the External Tool URL field.

Click in the External Tool URL field.

Select VeriCite.

Select VeriCite.

When you click on VeriCite, it will fill in the URL field for you automatically.

Check the box next to Load in a new tab.

Check the box next to Load in a new tab.

For best appearance, VeriCite should open in a new tab.

Click the Select button.

Click the Select button.

Set the assignment availability (optional), and click Save.

Note: If you are ready to publish the assignment for students in the class, you may select the Save & Publish button instead.

Click the button to load the assignment in a new window.

Click the button to load the assignment in a new window.

The assignment will display.

(Optional) Configure additional assignment options.

If you would like to configure additional assignment options. Select the Settings link.

Make your changes and click the Edit Assignment button to save.

In the Report Options section, you may select the default settings for this assignment. By default, these options are all enabled.

If you would like to turn off the Exclude Quotes option for this individual report, remove the check mark next to that option. Turning off this option will include all text in the matching index, regardless of whether or not students have quoted the text correctly.

Note: The References or Bibliography section of a paper is always excluded from the matching, even if quotes are not excluded.

If you would like to turn off the Exclude Self Plagiarism option for this individual report, remove the check mark next to that option. The default setting is Yes in order to avoid false positives. Excluding self plagiarism allows students to submit multiple copies (or drafts) of the same text within the same course without it being flagged as a match.

Note: Students submitting the same text in different courses will always be flagged as a student paper match.

If you DO NOT want student submissions for this assignment to be added to your private institutional repository, remove the check mark next to the Store in Index option.

Click Edit Assignment to save your settings.