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.
Follow these instructions for help with creating a PeerMark assignment:
- Create a Turnitin assignment
On the Submission Inbox page of the assignment, Launch Peermark Manager from the green icon in the Peermark Assignments row
Click the green 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 PeerMark review
Follow these insutrctions for help with deleting 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
The document viewer for PeerMark reviews performs very much in the same way as the classic version of Turnitin. The interface will be upgraded by Turnitin in 2017.
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
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 full points if review is written? 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.
- Allow students to view author and reviewer names? If this option is enabled, students will then be able to view who's assignment they are reviewing and who is reviewing theirs.
- Allow students without a paper to review? If this option is enabled, students will be able to complete reviews on other student papers before submitting their own assignments.
- Allow submitters to read all papers after start date? If this option is enabled, students that have submitted a paper will have access to view all other student papers after the PeerMark start date is reached.
- Allow students to read all papers and all reviews after feedback release date? If this option is enabled, student will have full access to other students papers via PeerMark including reviews and comments made within PeerMark after the release date.
- Papers automatically distributed by PeerMark: This option sets the number of papers each student is automatically assigned by the system to review.
- Papers selected by the student: This option sets the number of papers students are allowed to assign to themselves for review.
- Require self-review? If this option is enabled, students will be required to review their own paper, in addition to any others.