SimCheck Assistance

Two years ago, Turnitin bought VeriCite and they have replaced it with SimCheck.  SimCheck is a plagiarism detection tool that offers an improved interface and a better repository of documents against which assignments are checked.  VeriCite vs SimCheck feature comparison.

What SimCheck does -  Identifies potential plagiarized or improperly cited text. When you create a Canvas assignment that is SimCheck enabled, the system will compare student submissions against publicly available sources on the internet, commercial articles databases, and papers submitted by other SVC students. SimCheck generates a report showing an overview score as well as a side by side comparison of the matching text and sources. This becomes a good teaching tool because students are able to self-evaluate their work and make corrections as needed. 

Step by step instructions on how to create a SimCheck enabled assignment in Canvas

Timeline for transition from VeriCite to SimCheck. 

August 10, 2020 

September 1, 2020 

  • We will have to turn OFF VeriCite.
  • Students will continue to have read-only access to assignment reports in VeriCite until December 30, 2020.
  • All new assignments must use SimCheck. 
  • If you copy a course with assignments that use VeriCite, you will have to change each assignment to use SimCheck. 

December 30, 2020

  • VeriCite reports will no longer be available. 
  • Continue to use SimCheck.



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