Turnitin Assignments can be graded from Blackboard's Grade Center (Needs Grading) or from the Turnitin interface. This document will cover how to grade from the Turnitin interface.
View the Similarity Report and Access the Papers for Grading
- Click the title of the Turnitin assignment.
- You will be taken to the Assignment Inbox. This is where you will see students' submissions.
- Click the small circle with a percentage number in the
SIMILARITY column to view a student's Similarity Report.
The Similarity Report is the result of comparison between the text of the submission against the search targets selected for the assignment; this may include billions of pages of active and archived internet information, a repository of works previously submitted to Turnitin, and a repository of tens of thousands of periodicals, journals, and publications. The similarity score is a percentage of a paper's content that matches to Turnitin's databases; it is not an assessment of whether the paper includes plagiarized material.
Using the Feedback Studio to Grade a Paper
- From the
Assignment Inbox, click the pencil in the Grade column to grade the assignment.
- A window will open containing the student's submission and Turnitin's Feedback Studio.
- Once inside the Feedback Studio, use the buttons on the right-hand navigation bar to provide feedback:
Quick Marks - Generates a list of automatic comment bubbles that capture common usage and language errors. To use these comments, just drag and drop each abbreviated comment to the appropriate sentence in the student's paper.
Feedback Summary - Allows you to leave more substantial feedback. You may record an audio comment or enter a text comment.
Rubrics/ Forms - Allows the instructor to attach rubric to the assignment and use it for grading.
Enter Grade - Manually enter a grade-score in the top navigation bar. Grades will also appear in Blackboard's Grade Center.
Similarity Report - Compares papers against an ever expanding database of Internet pages, archived pages that might not be available any more, a subscription repository of periodicals, journals, publications, and a repository of previously submitted papers. The similarity score is a percentage of the paper's matches to other sources; it is not an assessment of whether the paper includes plagiarized material.
Download the Submission - A pop-up box will appear, asking you what you would like to download. From here, click to download the current view of the paper (with similarity, grading, and ETS feedback included), the file as you originally submitted to Turnitin, or the digital receipt for the submission.
For more information, see a live demo of the Turnitin Feedback Studio
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