CaPRéT: Cut and Paste Reuse Tracking

What is CaPRéT?

Teachers and students cut and paste text from OER sites all the time—usually that's where the story ends. The OER site doesn't know what text was cut, nor how it might be used. Enter CaPRéT: Cut and Paste Reuse Tracking. OER sites that are CaPRéT-enabled can now better understand how their content is being used.

When a user cuts and pastes text from a CaPRéT-enabled site:

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Note: For CaPRéT to work properly, your site must include a Creative Commons license embeded in your webpage.

CaPRéT Analytics


CaPRéT's realtime analytics requires a websocket-enabled browser (e.g., Google Chrome).

Who's using CaPRéT right now? :: CaPRéT use in the last hour, day and week :: CaPRéT use by day


CaPRéT Use (including csv download)

Date: Date text was cut from the originating site or the date on which it was viewed on the site on which the text was pasted.
IP: IP address of user that cut text or of the user that is viewing the text.
Agent: User's browser User Agent.
Referrer: From the user's browser, may be blank. The Referrer may be the referring site that sent the user to the site with the text or it may be the site reusing (accessing the tracking gif) the text.
Location: Site from which text was cut, may be blank if entry corresponds to reused text.
Text copied: Text that was cut, limited to 100 characters.
Text length: Length of text cut, in characters.
Text modified: Last modified date of text that was cut, if available.