As we are swiftly heading on through this semester and towards end of term assessments we thought it would be helpful to once again highlight marking through Turnitin.
Access to Feedback Studio remains the same way as you would mark before but just in case you need a recap:
How to access Turnitin Feedback Studio:
The same tools are still there but they have been tidied up and even better, have been combined into one view – no more having to switch between ‘Grading View’ or ‘Similarity View’ you can choose to see them both at the same time. This is useful for cross checking originality whilst making comments.
One of the most used features of Turnitin are the Inline Commenting Tools allowing you to leave annotations on pieces of work. Quick Marks are also available to build up banks of commonly used phrases or corrections which you can drag and drop onto an assignment for quickly highlighting areas for improvement. Rubrics have become popular to create and deploy across modules as they can reflect the marking criteria included in programme/module handbooks. The new Rubrics function uses sliding scale bars to indicate a level that the student is working at. You can also choose to mark using the Expanded Rubric Manager if you prefer to work in this way. Rubrics can automatically calculate scores which can inform the overall grade.
Finally, should you wish to recap reviewing originality, take a look at the following guidance from Turnitin: Interpreting the Similarity Report.
Full guidance on Turnitin Feedback Studio can be found here: Turnitin Feedback Studio Full Guide.
Don’t forget the Turnitin app is available on iPad to mark assessments. One particular benefit of using the app is that once all the submissions are in and you sync it to the iPad then you can mark offline. Once you have re-established a connection all the marks and comments will automatically be uploaded back into Learning Edge including Grades into the Grade Centre!
Learning Technology Development Officer
FAS & Medical Education