Tagged: grading

Training: Introduction to Marking with Turnitin

The Learning Technologies Team are working with OD&PL to provide some hands on training for online marking, using Feedback Studio by Turnitin.

This training is open to academic staff and PGRs who teach and want to know more about how to use the system. The session will include a walkthrough demonstration, a chance to use the marking tools, discussion and Q&A.

Several dates are available; visit the OD&PL website to find out more and secure your place.


Staff: Turnitin GradeMark Removed

Turnitin GradeMark, the predecessor to Turnitin Feedback Studio, has now been removed by Turnitin. 

Feedback Studio will now be the only Turnitin marking interface available when you access assignments, you will no longer be able to access the ‘Classic’ interface.

Any users who were still using Turnitin GradeMark will automatically be switched to Turnitin Feedback Studio. 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 can familiarise yourself with the new layout, by watching a short video. We have also built a full set of support guides to provide assistance if required.

If you would like help with Feedback Studio, please contact your Faculty Support or the Learning Technologies Team via the Service Desk.

Turnitin anonymous assignment grades disappearing

We have been made aware of an issue affecting Turnitin anonymous assignments where grades added in GradeMark are disappearing once the post date of the assignment has passed. Turnitin have informed us that this is a system wide issue which they are working on a resolution to.

In the meantime any individual instances where the issue has occurred can be resolved on a case by case basis by Turnitin. If you experience this issue please contact the ISS Helpdesk (helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk) providing the module code and assignment name.

Introducing: Rubrics

We are releasing a new feature this week – rubrics for Blackboard assessment items. See the Guide.

In the Leeds VLE, you’ll be able to associate rubrics with assessments, discussion boards and some quiz question types.

Watch a Blackboard video on Grading with rubrics, download and test out some shared rubrics from the Blackboard website, or head over to the Help website to read the guide on using rubrics in your module. Remember: online help is available within the rubrics tool – just click the ‘More Help’ links.