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Grading a Paper

Turnitin's grading tools offer everything you need to provide effective feedback on student work. With QuickMark comments, voice comments, and interactive rubric grading, you can communicate clear expectations to your students and grade papers faster. Turnitin Feedback Studio for iPad is also available offline, meaning you can grade papers without needing an internet connection and sync them with the Turnitin server as soon as you find a connection.

 

 

Accessing the Document Viewer

 

1.  If you are holding your iPad in portrait orientation, you must tap Accounts in the top left-hand corner to access the app sidebar. Skip to step 2 if you are holding your iPad in landscape orientation, as the sidebar will already be visible.

 


 


2. Tap your account name in the Feedback Studio for iPad sidebar.

 

 

 


3. Tap your class name in the Feedback Studio for iPad sidebar. If you access Turnitin as both an instructor and a student, you can select the user type you wish to view in-app, or simply select both for an overview of all classes.

 

 

 

Note: Should you wish to use the Feedback Studio for iPad app as a student, please access the Student iPad user manual for further guidance.

 


4. You will now be able to see your list of assignments in the sidebar. Each assignment option will advise you how many students from your class have submitted their assignment and how many assignments that you have already graded. Tap the assignment to view the assignment information in full.

 

 

 


5. To view a student's paper, you must access the Document Viewer. Tap anywhere on a student submission from the assignment dashboard. The pen icon indicates that a paper still needs to be graded and a blue number indicates that you have already graded the paper. You may revisit graded papers and make any necessary amendments.


 

 


6. Once a paper has been selected, you will be directed to the Document Viewer for this particular paper.

 

 

 

Grading

 

 

1. There are several commenting tools within the document viewer to help you mark student papers quickly and easily.

 

1a. To begin marking a paper, tap anywhere on your student's paper to reveal the in-context marking menu.

 

 

 

 

1b. If you would like to mark a specific piece of text from the paper, press the relevant line of text to reveal an alternative in-context marking menu.

 

 


QuickMarks

 

QuickMarks allow you to create a library of feedback that might be applicable on multiple occasions, to multiple students, across multiple classes and assignments.

 

1. Tap the QuickMark icon from the in-context marking menu.

 

 

 

 


2. A pop-up will appear with the QuickMarks that are Commonly Used. If none of these QuickMarks apply to you, tap the menu icon in the top left-hand corner of the pop-up, opening the QuickMark library.

 

 

 

 


3. Tap the relevant QuickMark set from the QuickMark library.

 

 

 

 


4. Tap the most relevant QuickMark within the QuickMark set.

 

 

 

 


5. The QuickMark will now appear within the paper.

 

 

 

 


6. Each QuickMark will give your student a detailed definition of the mark. You can see this definition by tapping on the QuickMark from the Document Viewer.

 

 

 

Personalizing QuickMark Feedback

 

1.  If none of the QuickMarks within the library are applicable, you can add further details to your QuickMark to provide more personalized feedback. Tap the QuickMark from the Document Viewer.

 

 

 

 


2. Tapping the "Add comment" bubble icon in the top left-hand corner of the pop-up to add a comment to the QuickMark

 

 

 


3. Type your comment in the comment box and click Back to save.

 

 

 

 


4. The + within the speech bubble in the top left-hand corner of the pop-up will now have disappeared; this indicates that your comment has saved successfully.

 

To associate a criterion with your QuickMark, tap the criterion icon at the bottom of the pop-up, which, by default, will appear as "None".

 

 

 

 


5. Select the criterion that you would like to associate with the QuickMark.

 

 

 

 


6. The chosen criterion will now replace where the default "None" appeared previously. Tap anywhere outside of the pop-up to exit and save.

 


 

 


7. The QuickMark will now appear with a criterion icon inside of a speech bubble; this will indicate that you have left a comment and associated a criterion with your QuickMark

 

 


 


8. You can delete a QuickMark by tapping the QuickMark and tapping the delete icon in the top right-hand corner of the QuickMark pop-up.

 

 

 

Note: You can edit the criterion association and comment at any time by tapping on the QuickMark from the Document Viewer.


Bubble Comments

 

1. To add a comment to the paper or to a specific piece of text in the paper, tap the bubble comment icon from the in-context marking menu.


 

 


2. A pop-up box will appear will allow you to type your comment into the text box.

 

 

 

Associating a Bubble Comment with a Criterion

 

1. Tap the criterion icon at the bottom of the pop-up, which by default, will appear as "None".

 

 

 

 


2. Select the criterion that you would like to associate with the comment

 

 

   


3. The chosen criterion will now replace where the default "None" appeared previously            

 

 

 

 


4. Tap anywhere outside of the pop-up to save and exit. Your bubble comment will now appear as a criterion icon inside a speech bubble.

 

 

 


5. You can delete a bubble comment by tapping the comment, then tapping the delete icon in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up

 

 

 

Note: You can edit the criterion association and bubble comment at any time by tapping on the bubble comment icon from the Document Viewer.

 

Converting Bubble Comments to QuickMarks

 

1. To convert your bubble comment into a QuickMark, in order to use the same comment in the future, tap the "convert to QuickMark" icon in the top left-hand corner of the comment bubble's pop-up.

 

 

 

 


2. Enter the QuickMark title and tap Commonly Used if you would like to apply this QuickMark to a specific QuickMark set.

 

 

 

 


3. Tap Back to finish customizing your QuickMark.

 

 

 

 


4. Check your QuickMark details and click Save in the top right-hand corner of the pop-up.

 

 

 

 


5. Your converted QuickMark will now appear in the Document Viewer alongside a criterion icon.

 


In-Line Comments

 

1. An in-line comment allows you to add a comment between lines of text within the paper, creating a deeper marking experience. Tap the T icon from the in-context marking menu

 

 

 

 


2. An in-line comment box will appear. You can immediately begin typing your comment

 

 

 


3. Tap anywhere in the Document Viewer to save your comment

 

 

 


4. You can delete an in-line comment by tapping the comment, then tapping the delete icon that appears above it

 

 

 


5. Tap Delete to completely remove the in-line comment, or Cancel to abort the deletion

 

 


Moving On-Paper Feedback

 

To move on-paper feedback from one place to another within the Document Viewer, simply press and hold the comment, then drag it to your chosen location.


Strikethrough Text

 

1. To advise a student that a piece of their writing should be discounted from their paper, tap and hold the text to select the line in which you wish to strike through. The in-context marking menu will appear.

 



 


2. Drag either of the blue bookends to the left or right to narrow your text selection

 

 


 


3. Tap the strikethrough icon from the in-context marking menu

 

 


 


4. A red line will now strike through your chosen piece of text

 

 

 


5.  To delete strike, tap the selection, then tap the trash can icon

 

 

 


6. Tap Delete to remove the strike or Cancel to abort the deletion

 

 

 

Voice Comments

 

1. A voice comment can be left from the Grade Overview page.

 

1a. The Grade Overview page can be accessed by tapping the pen icon in the top right-hand corner of the Document Viewer

 


 

1b. Should you have already assigned a grade to the paper, tap the numeric grade icon in the top right-hand corner of the Document Viewer.

 

 


2. A voice comment can be a maximum of three minutes long. Tap the circular record button to begin recording a voice comment.

 

 


 


3.  Having pressed record, a red bar above the voice recorder will advise that the recording is in progress. The record button will also change to a pause button. Tap the pause button to return to the recording at a later time.

 

 

 

 

Note: You may be asked to authorize use of your iPad’s microphone to begin recording for the first time.


 


4. A red bar above the voice recorder will advise that the recording is paused


 


 

4a. Tap the record button to resume recording

 

 

 

4b. Alternatively, you tap the stop button to finish recording

 

 


 


5. Once your recording has stopped, the recording bar will show the recording duration

 

 

 

 

5a. Play the recording by tapping the play button. You can also skip to a specific part of the recording by pressing the white circle, situated to the right of the play button, and sliding your finger to a specific time in the recording

 

 


 

5b. To delete the recording, tap the trash can button. In tapping the delete button, a dialog box will pop up asking you to confirm the deletion. Tap Discard to delete or Cancel to abort the deletion.

 

General Comments

 

1. A general comment can be written from within the Grade Overview page.

 

1a. The Grade Overview page can be accessed by tapping the pen icon in the top right-hand corner of the Document Viewer.

 

 

1b. Should you have already assigned a grade to the paper, tap the numeric grade icon in the top right-hand corner of the Document Viewer.

 

 


 

2. To add a general comment to the paper, tap the pen icon in the top right-hand corner of the General Comments box and begin typing

 

 

 


 

3. Once you have written your comment, tap Done in the top right-hand corner of the General comments box

 

Adding or Changing a Grade

 

1. To add a grade to a paper or amend an existing grade, you must access the Grade Overview page

 

1a. The Grade Overview page can be accessed by tapping the pen icon in the top right-hand corner of the Document Viewer

 

 

1b. Should you have already assigned a grade to the paper, tap the numeric grade icon in the top right-hand corner of the Document Viewer
 


 

2. To assign or amend a grade, tap the Edit Grade button, located in the top left-hand corner of the Grade Overview page. Begin typing a numerical grade lower or equal to the point value set. The point value appears below the paper icon

 

 

 


 

3. Once the grade has been entered, it will now appear in the top left-hand corner of the Grade Overview page at all times. You can change this grade at any time by, once again, tapping the Edit Grade button

 

 

 


 

4. By assigning a grade to a paper, the Document Viewer's pen icon will change to the numeric grade given to the paper. Tap this  icon to access the Grade Overview page in future.

 

 

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