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.
Blackboard have this week released a special Grader app for staff which you will see advertised in the iOS App store:
This app is intended only for VLE Instructors.
It is not supported at Leeds yet and will not successfully connect to the VLE.
The new app does not replace the existing Blackboard Mobile app.
The issue reported on 19 March is now resolved.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) providing the module code and assignment name.
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.