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. They are in the final stages of implementation for the replacement software product called VeriCite.
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.
The software is under review by DU's Legal department, and OTL anticipates making the switch during the transition between Spring and Summer classes (week of June 5th). Please watch for an email from the Office of Teaching and Learning in the next few weeks to confirm the changeover date and instructions to modify all assignments that need plagiarism detection. Action will be required by all instructors currently using TurnItIn so that VeriCite will be active for all upcoming Summer and Fall classes.
Please visit OTL's VeriCite Transition website for more information or contact Benjamin Johnson in the Office of Teaching and Learning at 303-871-7882.