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Blackboard: Using GradeMark Inside Turnitin - Faculty Instructions

View Originality Report and Access the Paper for Grading

GradeMark gives instructors the ability to provide feedback to students by enabling editorial highlights, custom comments, and QuickMark editing marks directly on the student papers.

  1. Navigate to the assignment to be graded. Click the >> View/Complete link to view the paper.
  2. a screenshot of the View/Complete button
  3. You will be taken to the submission form. At the top right of the page, click Messages.
  4. a screenshot of the Messages option
  5. In the Messages area of Turnitin, click the blue assignment inbox tab at the left.
  6. a screenshot of the assignment inbox
  7. This will take you to the list of submitted papers. Click the small bar with a percentage number in the SIMILARITY column to view the originality report and access the GradeMark grading tab.

a screenshot of the similarity score indicator

Use GradeMark to add Marks and Grade a Paper

The first screen will present you with the Originality Report. The paper will be presented on the left with the summary and drill down capabilities on the right.

  1. To use the GradeMark feature, click on the GradeMark tab.
  2. a screenshot of the location of the GradeMark button
  3. The GradeMark tab presents the submitted paper on the left with a QuickMark Panel on the right.
  4. a screenshot of the QuickMark screen with submitted paper on the left and QuickMark pane on the right
  5. The QuickMark panel and its features:
    1. Search QuickMark Templates
    2. Change QuickMark Set
    3. Add a Bubble Comment
    4. Add a Text Comment
    5. Open QuickMark Manager
    6. Add a Comment for a selected piece of text
    7. QuickMark set (active set)
    8. QuickMark Panel indicator
    9. Add/View General Comments
    10. View Comments List
    11. Rubric Grade
    a screenshot of the QuickMark Panel with its pieces numbered in accordance with the previous list
  6. From the Change QuickMark Set list, select the desired grading set to select from.
  7. The blue buttons correspond to editing marks relevant to your selected set. Click on the editing mark to have it automatically inserted in the document. E.g. TT2 – To/Too/Two.
  8. a screenshot of the Change QuickMark Set, QuickMark Set Usage, and Editing Mark usage details in the QuickMark pane 
    Note: When you hover over the editing mark to be inserted, the bottom section of the quick mark panel provides the usage details. These details are available for viewing online by students when they access their graded paper through your Turnitin assignment link. Students can also download a PDF version of their document complete with a GradeMark report detailing all grading marks and comments.
  9. Drag the editing mark TT2 to the desired location in the document.
  10. a screenshot of the editing mark in a document
  11. You can also add free-form comments which can be placed wherever you want within the document by selecting the Comment icon.
  12. a screenshot of the comment option
  13. Enter the comment in the comment box and click Save. A comment icon will be placed in the document. Click on it to drag it to the appropriate place within the document.
  14. a screenshot of the comment box
  15. You can also associate a specific comment to highlighted text. Using your mouse, select text and click the Comment Button to highlight text associated with a comment. Enter your comment in the Comment box that displays and press Save.
  16. a screenshot of the comment dialog box
    a screenshot of the comment tool used in a submitted document
  17. To enter General Comments, click the Comment icon at the bottom of the window. Enter comments then click Save.
  18. a screenshot of the General Comments dialog box
  19. To view comments by page, select the Comments List icon at the bottom of the window. Click on the Expand All icon to see the associated comments.
  20. a screenshot of the comments list collapsed a screenshot of the comments list expanded
  21. Rubrics can be used to grade a paper inside of Turnitin. If you created a rubric when you completed the Option Settings portion of the Turnitin assignment, it will be visible by clicking on the Rubric icon at the bottom of the window.
  22. a screenshot of the Rubric pane
  23. Once ready, you can enter a grade for the paper which will feed to the Grade Center in Blackboard. Above the Quick Mark panel, you will see the grade input area . Enter a grade for the student. E.g. 82.

a screenshot of the QuickMark pane with entered grade being fed into the Grade Center

Download or print the document with GradeMark comments

  1. At the bottom left of the Turnitin tool bar, click on either of the two Print / Download icons.
  2. Note: You may need to dis-able your pop-up blocker in order to see the document. 

    a screenshot of the two Print/Download buttons
  3. A pop-up window will let you know when your download is ready.
  4. a screenshot of the popup window for printing/downloading
  5. If using Internet Explorer, choose Open or Save. If using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, choose Open with or Save File.
  6. a screenshot of the Internet Explorer File Download dialog box a screenshot of the Firefox or Chrome Download File dialog box
  7. The document can be opened using PDF Viewer. Once open, expand the Plus next to the submitted paper’s title in the left navigation panel. You can view the marked up paper, the GradeMark Report, including General Comments and Final Grade, and the related Rubric / score.
  8. a screenshot of the navigation pane in the PDF viewer
  9. The GradeMark Report provides a summary of all comments entered as well as explanations of the grading marks used. This report is also available for downloading by the student.

a screenshot of the GradeMark report

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Last updated 12/13/2020 9:05 PM