Moodle 3.2: Using GradeMark in Turnitin

Applies to: Moodle 3.2.

With GradeMark in Turnitin.com, instructors can add comments within the body of the paper, point out grammar and punctuation mistakes, evaluate the paper against qualitative or quantitative rubrics, assess the student's performance within the class and enter a grade for the paper that is automatically saved into the Moodle activity and Gradebook.

This article cover the following GradeMark features:

Accessing GradeMark

  1. Go to the course homepage.
  2. Find the activity you need to grade and click the activity link.
  3. View the submission or posting.
    • Assignment: Click View/grade all submissions (3.0) or View All submissions (3.2) or Grade (3.2) to go directly to GradeMark.
    • Forum: Go to any posting or reply.
    • Workshop: Click any student submission.
      On the activity grading page the Grademark icon will appear as a blue pencil
      GradeMark icon next to the originality report.
  4. Click the blue pencil icon to open GradeMark for an online text or document submission.

Using GradeMark (Moodle 3.2)

Grademark displays the contents of the student's submission on the left and grading and feedback options in the feedback toolbar on the right. The grader can easily drag and drop existing QuickMark comments directly onto student work to provide targeted feedback. See QuickMark and commenting tools for more information on creating QuickMarks and QuickMark Sets and using QuickMarks for grading student work.

Moodle 3.2 Grademark icons

  1. Click the QuickMarks icon to current QuickMark set. Click the down arrow to view other sets. Click the gear icon to open the QuickMark Manager.
  2. Drag and drop one of the QuikMark options to the student submission.
  3. Click in the student submission. Add a QuickMark, comment, or inline text:Tool bar for adding a QuickMark, comment or inline text
  4. Highlight a selection of text in the student paper that you want to comment on. This will give you a strikethrough option.

    example of highlighted text with QuickMark options

  5. The grader can also guide students with personalized audio feedback that conveys your tone and clarifies QuickMark comments using recorded Voice Comments.
  6. When finished viewing Grademark, close the tab to return to Moodle.

    Quickmark grading interface in Moodle 3.2

Student access to GradeMark feedback

In Moodle 3.2, the GradeMark (blue pencil) icon is visible to a student when the instructor has used the GradeMark feature to give feedback on the student's submission.

Hiding GradeMark feedback until a certain date

If you intend to allow students to view the originality report but also hide the GradeMark feedback until a future date, set the Hidden until... date in the Gradebook setup (3.2) before students submit to the assignment. If you do not restrict GradeMark feedback to show at a specific time, it will be available to your students within 15 minutes of being added. Students will be able to access the GradeMark feature by clicking their originality score, then the GradeMark tab.

  1. Go to the course home page.
  2. In the Administration block, click the Grades link.
  3. Click Gradebook setup (3.2) from the navigation drop down in the upper right.
  4. Scroll down to the activity in question. In the Actions column, click Edit > Edit settings for the activity.
  5. Next to Hidden until, click Enable and enter the date you want GradeMark to be available to students for this activity.
    Hidden until options box for enabling GradeMark to be available to students for a certain duration.
  6. Click the Save changes button.

If you decide to release the GradeMark information and score before the date and time you set, just return to the Hidden until... and remove the Enable checkmark.