Turnitin: Marking in teams

Turnitin QuickMarks, Rubrics and Grading Forms can be shared amongst markers, to improve the consistency of marking and feedback.

See the following guides for detailed information on creating and using QuickMarks and Rubrics & Grading Forms.

QuickMark Sets

QuickMarks are frequently used comments used as feedback to students when marking a Turnitin assignment. A QuickMark Set allows you to group these feedback comments together where they can be used for a particular assignment. This set can be shared with other colleagues so that all are using the same set of feedback. Turnitin provides some QuickMark sets with the system and users can create their own sets.

You can always see your own QuickMark sets, regardless of which subject or assignment you are marking. However other staff, even those in the same subject as you, are not able to see your sets. If you have created a QuickMark set that you want other markers to use, you can export the set and send it to them so that they can then import it for their own use.

If you have multiple people marking the one assignment, QuickMark sets help you ensure students experience a more consistent feedback experience. In addition, the Grademark Report (see below) which shows which QuickMarks were used, becomes easier to interpret and analyse.

Share a QuickMark Set with others

Both the Export and Import processes need to be done within Turnitin. Open any Turnitin Assignment (via the Control Panel of your LMS subject) and click the Libraries tab to start.

Turnitin assignment showing the Libraries tab
Turnitin assignment showing the Libraries tab

Export

  1. If you followed the instructions above, the QuickMark Manager will be active.
  2. Click the title of the QuickMark set you want to share.
  3. Click the Import/Export button (far right).
Import/export button
Import/export button
  1. Select Export Set…
  2. A file called “set_name”.qms will be saved to your computer.
  3. Email this .qms file to the person who is to use your QuickMark Set. They will need to follow the Import instructions.

Import

  1. If you followed the instructions above, the QuickMark Manager will be active.
  2. Click the Import/Export button (far right).
Import/export button
Import/export button
  1. Select Import Set…
  2. Click Choose File/Browse button and locate the .qms file that you have been given.
  3. Click Import.
  4. Click Close.
  5. The imported QuickMark Set will now be available via the QuickMark Manager.

Rubrics and Grading Forms

Rubrics are a set of criteria, each with a scale, that are used when marking a Turnitin assignment. Grading Forms are a simpler, more free-form version of a Rubric. When a Rubric or Grading Form is attached to an assignment, all teaching staff in the subject will see it and can use it to mark that assignment.

Once attached to an assignment, Rubrics and Grading Forms cannot be edited. Rubrics and Grading Forms can be attached to multiple assignments. If you want to use a modified version of a Rubric or Grading Form, the original should be duplicated, and then edited as required. If you do need to edit a Rubric or Grading Form when it has already been attached to an assignment, it must first be detached. You will be presented with the following warning. Warning: Changing or detaching a rubric or grading form will remove all existing rubric scoring form papers in this assignment, including scorecards previously marked. Overall grades from previously graded papers will remain. Are you sure? Only detach if you are happy to lose any rubric grading.

Share a Rubric or Grading Form with others

When sharing a Rubric or Grading Form with colleagues, both the Export and Import processes need to be done within Turnitin. Open any Turnitin assignment (via the control panel of your LMS subject) and click the Libraries tab to start.

Turnitin assignment showing the Libraries tab
Turnitin assignment showing the Libraries tab

Export a rubric/grading form

  1. If you followed the instructions above, the QuickMark Manager will be active.
  2. Click Rubric/Form Manager tab
  3. Select the desired rubric/form from the icon top left of the screen.
Rubric/form icon
Rubric/form icon
  1. Click the Import/Export button (far right).
Import/export button
Import/export button
  1. Select Export
  2. A file called “rubric/form_name”.rbc will be saved to your computer.
  3. Send this .rbc file to anyone who you want to have a copy of your rubric/form.

Staff who have access to your rubric or grading form via a Turnitin assignment will be able to create a copy of the rubric for themselves via the Rubric/Form manager.

Import a rubric/grading form

  1. If you followed the instructions above, the QuickMark Manager will be active.
  2. Click Rubric/Form Manager tab.
  3. Click the Import/Export button (far right).
Import/export button
Import/export button
  1. Click Import
  2. Click Select files, locate the .rbc file that you have been given and click Open.
  3. A box will appear under Select files displaying the import progress.
  4. When the import is confirmed click View.
  5. Save your rubric/form.

Reports

One benefit of using a Rubric and QuickMarks is that reports generated by Turnitin become easier to interpret. For example, if you want to see how frequently a particular comment has been used within an assignment, the GradeMark Report shows this. Reports can indicate trends within the assignments or issues that may need addressing in the student cohort. Reports can also be exported. To view a report go to the Turnitin assignment inbox. Click on GradeMark report on the right.

GradeMark Report
GradeMark Report

This guide was last updated 08 Dec 2016.
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