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Staff: Launch of Turnitin Feedback Studio

Turnitin Feedback Studio, the replacement for Turnitin GradeMark, has now been enabled on the VLE.

Feedback Studio will now be the default marking interface when you access assignments through Turnitin; and the changes will apply to all assignments.

Turnitin Feedback Studio provides the same features as GradeMark and should be familiar to staff. All pre-existing marks, rubrics and QuickMarks will continue to work as per GradeMark.

You will need to familiarise yourself with the new layout, and you can watch a short video here. We have also built a full set of support guides to provide assistance if required.

If you would like help with Feedback Studio, please let the VLE Service know, either through your Faculty VLE Support or the Service Desk.

Staff: Changes to GradeMark from tomorrow

Turnitin Feedback Studio, which is the replacement for Turnitin GradeMark, will be enabled tomorrow, Thursday 29th September.

Turnitin Feedback Studio provides the same features as GradeMark and should be familiar to staff, as it looks to streamline the marking workflow. There are two useful new features:

  • the ability to view submission by page
  • comments can now be formatted with the inclusion of web links and text styles

It’s worth noting that all pre-existing content Rubrics and QuickMarks will continue to work as per GradeMark. Therefore the only adjustment will be the need to familiarise yourself with the new layout, which we have built a short support video for, see the video here. We have also built a full set of support guides to provide assistance if required.

Staff: Launch of Turnitin Feedback Studio

Turnitin Feedback Studio, which is the replacement for Turnitin GradeMark, will be enabled on Thursday 29th September.

Turnitin Feedback Studio provides the same features as GradeMark and should be familiar to staff, as it looks to streamline the marking workflow. There are two useful new features:

  • the ability to view submission by page
  • comments can now be formatted with the inclusion of web links and text styles

It’s worth noting that all pre-existing content Rubrics and QuickMarks will continue to work as per GradeMark. Therefore the only adjustment will be the need to familiarise yourself with the new layout, which we have built a short support video for, see the video here. We have also built a full set of support guides to provide assistance if required.

Staff: New Turnitin Features

Towards the end of February, Turnitin are planning to release a new feature which will give staff the option to allow students to submit any file type to Turnitin, including images.

There will  be a setting to allow students to submit any file type to the Turnitin inbox. Files will need to be less than 20MB and less than 400 pages in length.

Originality reports

Bear in mind that submissions will only generate an originality report if they conform to the following requirements:

  • The file must contain more than 20 words of text
  • The file must be in one of these file formats: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs (submitted via the Google Drive submission option), plain text files

Therefore, if you need all submissions to generate originality reports, do not select the accept any file type option.

Document Viewer/Grademark

The following image files will  be viewable in the Document Viewer/Grademark:

  • JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, or PICT
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs that have little or no text also qualify as image files

Other image file types and file types which do not generate an originality report will not appear in the Document Viewer/Grademark. Instead you will have to download the file to view it. Options to enter overall feedback are provided in the Grademark view.

We will update our Turnitin Guide following the release of these features.

Staff: Turnitin GradeMark issue with Chrome

An issue has been identified affecting staff using GradeMark with Google Chrome. Chrome becomes unresponsive and will prompt you to shut the webpage. Staff are advised to use an alternative browser e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Turnitin are aware of the problem and are working on a resolution to the issue, we will update you via this blog once the issue has been resolved.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT Helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, via the online contact form, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.