Assessing Using QuickMarks with Turnitin Feedback Studio
By using Turnitin QuickMarks in Feedback Studio to provide feedback on student assignments, you can eliminate downloading and uploading (as well as printing and scanning) from your assignment marking workflow. This guide will show you how to leave overall feedback and assign a mark, and also how to pass grades through to the VU Collaborate gradebook.
- Accessing the Assessment Dropbox
- View the Originality Report
- Accessing Turnitin QuickMarks
- Assigning Marks in Turnitin Feedback Studio
- Passing Turnitin Feedback Studio Grades to VU Collaborate Gradebook
- Bulk Publishing Feedback to Students
1. Select Assessment Dropbox from the Assessments navbar.
2. Select the assignment folder you would like to mark. This will open a folder containing all of the current submissions.
Note: The OriginalityCheck enabled icon appears if Turnitin Feedback Studio is enabled for submissions to your Assessment Dropbox Folder. Turnitin is only enabled if the OriginalityCheck option was previously selected when the Assessment Dropbox Folder was set up.
To grade and comment on a student’s submission;
1. Scroll down to choose the assignment you would like to assess.
2. Click the coloured box under Report. This will open the student’s submission in Turnitin Feedback Studio.
Note: If you have not specified an End Date in the Restrictions section of the dropbox for your assignment, a Turnitin report will not be generated and the icon will appear with the text in progress. In this situation edit your restrictions by specifying an End Date, this will allow Turnitin Feedback Studio to generate the originality report. If a file is not compatible or is corrupted (e.g. a scanned document), Turnitin Feedbaclk Studio will not create an originality report.
Note: The compatible files with Turnitin Feedback Studio and QuickMarks are; MS Word (Doc, DocX), WordPerfect (WPD), PostScript (EPS), Acrobat PDF, HTML (HTM, HTML), Rich text (RTF), Plain text (TXT)
Tip: Sometimes it is necessary to scroll down to see the student's submissions
Turnitin Feedback Studio will open in a new browser tab, showing the assignment in the assignment reader.
1. In this view, you can see Originality and QuickMarks options. The options for QuickMarks is the blue tick by the arrow below, the Originalty Report is the number in red (this case, 49).
3. Outlined below are various features you are able to utilise within QuickMarks.
3.1 Working with Quickmarks
Select QuickMarks icon to access as shown in the picture above. You will see the QuickMarks panel appear in the top right corner. This includes many ready made comments for providing feedback on an assignment.
3.2 Providing Comments
1. To leave a comment for feedback, highlight the text you wish to comment on. A small box will appear close to the highlighted text. The tick icon on the left iprovides the option to leave a comment pre-made by Turnitin Feedback Studio. The Comment icon in the centre provides you with the option to provide your own comment. The S with the line on the right is to place a strike through (cross-out) the hightlighted text.
3.2.1 Choosing a pre-made comment.
The example of the comment from QuickMarks here is a tab named, "Vague". You can see that there is a detailed comment provided which you can edit or leave as it is.
When comments are made, the title of the comment is a blue tab that is placed next to the highlighted section. You can click and drag on this to move it to the side of the page if you wish and a yellow line will show the student the comment that is related to the highlighted text.
4.2.3. Cretaing your own comments.
1. To create your own comment, click on the centre icon (see picture in 4.2) after you have highlighted the text. You then have the option to enter any comment/feedback you wish.
2. You also have the option to add your comment/feedback to the list of comments you have access to in QuickMarks. Just click on "Convert to QuickMark", choose the section to add it to and you will then see it in a blue tab with the other QuickMarks you have access to.
1. Click on the double dash next to the originality percentage and type in the mark for the assignment.
1. Return to the VU Collaborate Evaluate Submission page and refresh.
2. Click on Use this score to pass the score to VU Collaborate gradebook. The mark will now appear in the Score box.
3. You can also leave feedback in the Feedback field.
4. To instantly publish grades and provide feedback, click Publish.
5. If you want to release grades and feedback at a later time, click Save Draft.
6. Click the Done button on the top right to close this screen.
Note: Turnitin Feedback Studio does not automatically send grades to VU Collaborate. If you want your grades to appear in the gradebook, you will need to select Use this score.
After you have evaluated all assignments and a re ready to publish the results to students, you can follow the points below to publish the feedback to every student at once.
1. Select the all rows tickbox located on the left of the screen and select the Publish Feedback option.
2. Click Yes when prompted for confirmation.
6.2 Viewing Marks and Feedback as a Student
Once grades and feedback have been published, they will appear for students to access.
Students can access published results from their Assessment Dropbox Folders area, Students can click the View icon to view feedback.
From the View Feedback screen, students can view their QuickMark comments in Turnitin Feedback Studio by clicking on the QuickMark icon.