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LTI Integration Instructions
How do I add a VeriCite LTI assignment?
(original article posted on the VeriCite site, here)
Enter the following information for your assignment:
- Assignment title
- Assignment description
- Points for the assignment
- Assignment Group (Optional)
- Display Grade format
Select External Tool as the Submission Type.
For best appearance, VeriCite should open in a new tab.
Click the Select button.
If you would like to configure additional assignment options. Select the Settings link.
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.
Each student assignment submission displays:
- The title of the paper, the student's name, and the date and time it was submitted.
- The grade for the submission.
- The plagiarism score for the submission.
- The Action menu which allows instructors to print the report, download the original student file submission, or delete the submission.
Click on a submission in the list to view the plagiarism report for that item.
Each time a user views a report, the report is dynamically generated. Progress messages will display while the report is being compiled.
When a paper is submitted, VeriCite scans for matching text in our VeriCite web-crawler database and in your private institutional repository. VeriCite then takes the top most advanced sentences from the paper and submits them to an external search engine for a third level of search. A preliminary report, based on the VeriCite database and your institutional repository, is displayed right away. If you see a Report Is Not Yet Complete Message, this means that the external search results have not yet returned and you will need to view the report again later to see all of the results. Typically, this only happens the first time a report is viewed.
Text is color-coded based on matching level.
- High matches are sentences which contain nearly word for word matches with source material. These sentences are highlighted in red.
- Medium matches are Medium matches are sentences which contain some closely matching phrases found in source material. These sentences are highlighted in orange.
- Low matches are sentences which contain a few keywords from source material. These sentences are highlighted in yellow.
- Text in light gray italic font has been excluded from the report.
The Top Sources for the report display on the right along with the correlating number of matching sentences in the report for each source. Top Sources are categorized into one of three source types: Student, Internet, and Journal matches.
If there are additional VeriCite reports available, you may use the PREV and NEXT buttons at the top to navigate to the previous or next report.