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.
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!
What do a sofa and a bus have in common? They are both places you can use the new Turnitin for iPad app to give your students really good feedback!
OK, so maybe you don’t imagine yourself on a bus… but a lot of you have been asking for an app to help you mark your students’ work at a time and place that suits you – so hopefully this will be exciting news.
This is fresh off the press so we’re just getting up to speed with the new features ourselves, but what we can say is that it looks good!
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The app has lots of features to help you give your students really great feedback on their writing. You can view your students originality reports, grade with rubrics, and annotate with QuickMark, highlights, bubble, inline, voice comments, and more. You can even sync assignments to your device to carry on grading in those annoying no internet zones!
You can sign up to a 30-minute webcast hosted by Turnitin on Tuesday, 20.08.13 at 6pm – register for the Grade Anywhere: Turnitin for iPad to see a demo and hear more from one of the beta-users, Dr. Shannon Farris.
We have created a Quick Guide to Getting Started with the Turnitin for iPad App as you will need to change a few settings and generate an ‘access code’ to see assignment submissions in your courses. It’s a bit fiddly but you only need to do it once.
Let us know how you get on – we’d love to hear how and where you use the app to evaluate your students work and help them improve their academic writing skills.
Contact the Learning Technology Development team to share any queries or comments you have regarding the new app – leave a comment below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01695 650754.