GradeMark is an online marking tool that provides academics with a digital environment for grading and commenting on student work.
Teacher-provided feedback on assessment tasks is central to student learning and enables the student to judge or acknowledge their level of performance and also indicate how the student can improve.
GradeMark allows teachers to provide a wide range of feedback options where students can view comments and grades either via the Turnitin submission inbox or directly via Grades after the assignment 'Post date'.
Comments are embedded throughout the assignment by writing directly into comment boxes or using pre-defined QuickMark comments. This helps increase the efficiency, consistency and quality of feedback provided by academics.
Some of the features of GradeMark include:
inline highlighting of text and marginal commenting;
embedded comments in the text of the student assessment;
pre-defined drag and drop QuickMark comments;
user-defined comments, so you can create your own set of frequently used comments;
general comments (written or audio) on the strengths and weaknesses of the assessment or suggestions for improvements;
automated feedback via a rubric or grading form;
comments linked to rubric criterion (if a rubric is attached to the assignment).
Sometimes it can be useful to see the Originality report details and GradeMark details at the same time.
To overlay any of the tabs including the Originality, GradeMark and PeerMark:
Navigate to your Turnitin assignment and click on similarity percentage or pencil icon to open student submission
To overlay the originality report and Grademark, click on the top layer icon in the Feedback Studio.
3. Tick the box next to 'Grading' and/or 'Similarity' to compare
NOTE: Individual markers are indicated under the active layers option,in 'Grading', providing the names of instructors who have added feedback to the students assignment, This option is helpful for multiple marking as individual markers comments are identified on the student paper by their initials and specific feedback by an individual marker can be toggled on or off.
Not all Turnitin assignment require a file submission in order to provide students with feedback via GradeMark. For example, you can use the GradeMark functionality to provide feedback to your students regarding a presentation or live performance done in a classroom.
Feedback may be provided via a Turnitin assignment if:
A document is submitted that generates an originality report e.g. a PowerPoint, Excel, PDF or Word file.
A document is submitted that does not generate an originality report e.g. a image file or scanned document.
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