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Using Turnitin in Your Courses/PeerMark


PeerMark™ is a peer review tool available for the Assignment activity. Instructors can create and manage PeerMark assignments that allow students to read and review one or more papers submitted by their classmates. With the advanced options in PeerMark, instructors can choose whether the reviews are anonymous or attributed.  Students are not able to assign a grade to a peer-reviewed paper.  Instructors can grade the student’s review.



How do I create and manage a PeerMark assignment?
  • Create the Assignment in eLearn.  In the Assignment settings, enable Turnitin 
  • Save the Assignment 
  • Open the Assignment 
  • Click on the Turnitin settings 
  • Click on Launch PeerMark Manager icon 
  • Click on the “+” to create a PeerMark Assignment 
  • Edit the settings for the PeerMark Assignment (title, review dates, maximum points) 
  • Click on Additional Settings – make any required changes 
  • Click on Save and Continue 
  • Click on the PeerMark Questions tab to set the questions students will use to conduct their peer review 
  • Click on Distribution tab to set-up the peer review pairings OR leave the default settings (randomly chooses students pairings) 
Student experience with PeerMark:
To access the peer review activity, students open the Assignment and click on the PeerMark icon.  Students receive reviews as students complete them. Once the PeerMark assignment due date passes no more reviews can be written, completed, or edited by the writer.   
Grading with PeerMark:
The instructor can provide feedback on the review. Only the instructor can assign a grade related to the peer review activity.  Once the assignment due date passes, the instructor can award the relevant OR the grade can be automatically assigned.  Please note: if the grade is assigned within the PeerMark activity, the grade will not be included in the eLearn gradebook. 


Source: https://help.turnitin.com/feedback-studio/turnitin-website/instructor/peermark/about-peermark-assignments.htm  


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