Turnitin provides a tool for instructors to set a peer review assignment as part of a Turnitin assignment called PeerMark. This allows students to read, review and evaluate submissions by their classmates based on a framework set by the instructor.
Reviews can be anonymous or attributed, and instructors can assign specific assignments to selected students to review.
The UNSW Workshop activity provides more advanced functionality for peer evaluation only without the Turnitin Originality Report.
You should review the capabilities of both the UNSW Workshop activity and PeerMark when deciding to use peer evaluation.
Create a PeerMark assignment
- Create a Turnitin assignment
- On the Submission Inbox page of the assignment, Launch PeerMark Manager from the green cog icon in the PeerMark Assignments row
- Click the plus button to create a new PeerMark Assignment
- On the PeerMark Assignment tab:
- Enter a Title
- Enter Instructions
- Assign a Point Value
- Specify a Start Date, Due Date and Feedback Release Date
- Open Additional Settings
- On the PeerMark Questions tab:
- Add / Remove questions
- Manage question libraries
- On the Distribution tab:
- Pair students up to review each other's work
- Exclude students from participating in a PeerMark review
Delete a PeerMark assignment
- Access the Turnitin Assignment via your Moodle course
- On the Submission Inbox page of the assignment, Launch Peermark Manager from the green icon in the Peermark Assignments row.
- Click the red trash can icon to delete the PeerMark assignment then click confirm
Viewing a PeerMark review
- On the Submission Inbox page of the assignment, Launch Peermark Reviews from the green paper shaped icon in the Peermark Assignments row.
- Here you will see statistics based on which students have / have not completed reviews.
You can also download a spreadsheet of all the data collected.
- Grade: The grade given to the student based on reviews they have provided
- Submitted: Click this number to review specific submitted reviews for their paper
- Received: Click this number to review specific received reviews for their paper
- Click the pencil icon to open the assignment and it’s reviews, the interface will look like this
PeerMark additional settings
There are various settings you can make use of within PeerMark. This section will explain what each of those settings does.
Note: All options are set to "no" by default. PeerMark and GradeMark are different, students will never be able to see other students feedback on their assignments from instructors. These options apply to the PeerMark aspect only.
- Award maximum points on review: If this option is enabled, students that submit a review will automatically be given the highest possible mark for the PeerMark aspect of the assignment.
- Students can view the names of their peers during review: If this option is enabled, students will then be able to view who's assignment they are reviewing and who is reviewing theirs.
- Students without a submission can review: If this option is enabled, students will be able to complete reviews on other student papers before submitting their own assignments.
- Automatically distribute papers for review: This option sets the number of papers each student is automatically assigned by the system to review.
- Students can self-select papers for review: This option sets the number of papers students are allowed to assign to themselves for review.
- Students must review their own paper: If this option is enabled, students will be required to review their own paper, in addition to any others.