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PeerMark – update

Turnitin have confirmed that students with an unavailable enrolment in the VLE will appear in the Turnitin inbox. However, by default students are not included in the PeerMark process if they have not submitted a paper meaning this should not cause any problems.

Even if you choose to allow students without a submitted paper to review papers, papers are allocated for review as students log on (by default). Therefore unavailable students will not be allocated papers to review.

If you choose to manually pair students (specify that a student must review a specific student’s paper), please bear in mind the list of students you select from may include students with an unavailable enrolment who have left the module.

For more information, please see our PeerMark guide.

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

PeerMark – what you need to know

Turnitin made their PeerMark function available through the VLE earlier this year.

Instructors using this tool need to be aware that the Turnitin inbox in the VLE will include:

  1. Any students with an unavailable enrolment on the module (if a student signed up for the module and then changed their mind they will have an unavailable enrolment)
  2. Staff or students who have been given student access to the module although they are not studying the module officially.

This means the Distribution of Papers settings must be changed (in Step 2). Click ‘Show more distribution options’ and then ‘Exclude Students’. Click ‘Browse for student’ to see all enrolled and then highlight the user’s name as relevant and click ‘Save exclusion’. Repeat for each user as necessary. Excluded users will be listed in the blue box. This process is also described in the guide.

If you do not do this the allocation of papers for review will most likely include people who are not studying your module. This means some students will be asked to review papers for people who will never submit.

The VLE Service have raised the issue of unavailable enrolments being included with Turnitin, if this cannot be resolved we may have to remove the PeerMark tool. We will update this blog in due course.

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