Just a little laugh to get us started... Professional Grading
Creating Assignments: Options• All assignments start with a master paper assignment• Sub-assignment options include Peermark, Revision and Reﬂections
When establishing new assignments...• Don’t forget you have options• You can accept late papers, allow students to see originality reports, and even upload rubrics• Students may have difﬁculty uploading papers; set the option of copy and paste as the primary option.
About those Rubrics...• Yes, you can use even use Turnitin to grade papers using its new Grademark features.• Grademark Demo
If you’ve input a rubric...• You have the option of completing the rubric you’ve input on Grademark so the students can see your comments, as well as their rubric achievement level.
Libraries• You can maintain your Rubrics in the Turnitin library so you can re-use rubrics or tweak existing rubrics for multiple assignments.• Labor ahead: I’ve not had any luck uploading Word doc rubrics; for now, they need to be input manually.
Quickmark Libraries• You can create libraries of comments that are paper speciﬁc, or you can use Turnitin’s general comment library.• For example, I created a library of comments speciﬁcally designed for the ten-sentence paragraph. You can even include deﬁnitions for each of your comments.
Peermark Assignments• Once you’ve created a paper assignment, you can create a Peermark assignment.• When students turn in their paper, they can pick up an anonymous classmate’s paper and leave teacher- speciﬁed feedback for that student.• Turnitin has a sample library of peer feedback questions, or you can create your own.
Big Brother....• An icon appears on the assignment page when a student has viewed the comments you left for them.• You can also view the peer comments students leave for each other.
Statistics• You can view a report of the comments you’ve left on student papers that can help you determine follow-up writing lessons.• For example, if you’ve left 43 comments of “vague” on 21 papers, the students may be eligible for a lesson on ways to make their sentences more speciﬁc.
Play with Turnitin and you might just ﬁndyourself not dreadingthe grading of papers.