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The QuickMark Manager

The QuickMark Manager contains every QuickMark that has been shared within an account or created by the instructor. The QuickMark comments are organized in sets. Turnitin provides instructors with five sets of QuickMark comments: Composition, Composition Marks, Format, Punctuation, and Usage.


Within the QuickMark Manager instructors can create new QuickMark sets, create new QuickMark comments, edit sets or comments, delete sets, delete comments from sets, and delete and archive comments.

Creating a New Empty QuickMark Set

 

1. Click on the QuickMark Manager tab from within the Libraries tab

 

 

2. Click on the “+” icon to the right of the SETS column header

 

 

3. Enter the title for the new QuickMark set and then click save

 

Create a New Set from Selected Marks

 

1. Click on the QuickMark Manager tab from within the Libraries tab

 

 

2. Click on All above the set names

 

 

3. Every QuickMark throughout all sets will be listed within the MARKS column. Select the Marks to copy. Multi select within the QuickMark manager can be done by holding the command button (for Mac users) or control button (for PC users) while selecting marks. To select all the marks click on the Select all link

 

 

4. Click on the Actions link to the right of the MARKS column

 

 

5. Click on the New set button

 

 

6. Enter a name for the new set and then click on the Save button. The new set will be created with the marks that were selected

 

Creating QuickMark Comments

 

Instructors can create their own QuickMark comments in the QuickMark Manager. This allows instructors to create class or curriculum specific marks that may not be part of the sets provided by Turnitin or the account administrator.

Creating a New QuickMark

 

1. Click on the QuickMark Manager tab from within the Libraries tab

 

 

2. Click the name of the set to add a new QuickMark to

 

 

3. Click the “+” icon next to the MARKS column header

 

 

4. Enter the following information for the new mark:

  • a title
  • a description

 

 

5. Click Save to save the new QuickMark symbol into the selected set

 

Editing QuickMark Comments

 

QuickMark comments can be edited from within the QuickMark Manager. Any edits that are made to a QuickMark are applied to every instance where this mark appears in your students’ papers.

Editing a QuickMark Comment

 

1. Click on the QuickMark Manager tab from within the Libraries tab

 

 

2. Click on the name of the QuickMark set containing the mark to edit. Then click on the QuickMark you would like to edit

 

 

3. An Edit button will appear in the top right corner of the QuickMark manager. Click the Edit button to edit the QuickMark

 

 

4. Edit the information for the mark

 

 

5. Click Save to save the changes made to the mark in this QuickMark set

 

Copying Marks to an Existing Set

 

Marks within a QuickMark set can be copied to existing QuickMark sets.

Copying a Mark to an Existing QuickMark Set

 

1. Click on the QuickMark Manager tab from within the Libraries tab

 

 

2. Click the name of the QuickMark set containing the mark (s) to copy

 

 

3. Select the marks to copy. Multi select within the QuickMark manager can be done by holding the command button (for Mac users) or control button (for PC users) while selecting marks. To select all the marks click on the Select all link

 

 

4. Click on the Actions link

 

 

5. Click on the Add to set button

 

 

6. Select the set from the list that you would like to add the marks to

 

Archiving or Removing a QuickMark from a Set

 

A QuickMark can not be completely deleted from the system but may be removed from all active sets and archived.

 

1. Click on the QuickMark Manager tab from within the Libraries tab

 

 

2. Click on the name of a QuickMark set

 

 

3. Select the marks to remove

 

 

4. Click on the Actions link and click on the Other button

 

 

5. Click on the Remove from this set option

 

To remove a QuickMark from all sets and archive it

 

1. Click on the QuickMark Manager tab from within the Libraries tab

 

 

2. Click on the name of a QuickMark set

 

 

3. Select the marks to remove

 

 

4. Click on the Actions link and click on the Other button

 

 

5. Click on the Archive option

 

 

Note: A QuickMark with a lock symbol to the right of its name in the MARKS list cannot be removed from the Turnitin provided sets: Composition, Format Punctuation, and Usage.

 

Warning: Archiving a QuickMark will remove it from all QuickMark sets in the QuickMark Manager

 

Warning: Instructors may only add, delete, copy, or edit QuickMark sets and marks that they own. QuickMark sets with a lock icon to the right of the set name cannot be modified and are provided by Turnitin or the account administrator.

Exporting and Importing QuickMark Sets

 

Within the QuickMark Manager instructors can export QuickMark sets to share with other instructors or import QuickMark sets to use when grading papers with GradeMark. Unlike sharing, once a QuickMark set has been imported into an account it is then owned by that instructor who may then make any desired changes to the QuickMark comments.

To export QuickMark sets

 

1. Click on the QuickMark Manager tab from within the Libraries tab

 

 

2. Click on the name of a QuickMark set to export

 

 

3. Click on the import/export button and select Export Set... from the drop down menu

 

 

4. A prompt will appear asking if you would like to save the file. Click OK to save the file. The file name will be the QuickMark set name with .qms appended.

 

To import QuickMark sets

 

1. Click on the QuickMark Manager tab from within the Libraries tab

 

 

2. Click on the import/export button and select Import Set... from the drop down menu

 

 

3. Click on the Browse button and locate the QuickMark set file on your computer. Only .qms file types may be imported into the QuickMark manager

 

 

4. Click on the Import button

 

 

5. To import additional QuickMark sets repeat steps 3-4.

 

6. Click the Close button to return to the QuickMark Manager

 

 

Training Video: Using the QuickMark Manager

 

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