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Peermark Turnitin Assignments

PeerMark assignments can only be created if a class has at least one paper assignment. A PeerMark assignment requires a paper or review assignment to be ‘based on.’ This allows the PeerMark assignment to have a pool of papers to use as the basis for the peer review. 


The assignment the PeerMark assignment is based on should meet the following criteria: 

PeerMark Settings

 

To create a PeerMark assignment, click on the New Assignment button from within a course. Select PeerMark Assignment from the Select your assignment type page and then click on the Next Step button. Step 1, PeerMark Settings screen will load.

 

Note: Certain fields are no longer editable once you pass your assignment dates.  Also, once a student submits a review, the Peermark assignment settings cannot be edited at all. 

 

1. Click on the Add Assignment button from within a class

 

 

2. Select PeerMark Assignment and click on the Next Step button to begin creating a PeerMark Assignment

 

 

3. Select a Base Assignment. This is the paper assignment that the peer review will be attached to. 

 

 

3b. If enabled for the assignment, you can allow papers submitted late to the original base assignment to be included in the peer review. 

 

Note: Students are able to review papers, and receive peer feedback, immediately from the start of the PeerMark assignment. If a student submits late to the base assignment they may not receive a paper to review or others students may not receive their paper.

 

As You can allow Turnitin to automatically assign, or allow students to pick, a set number of papers, they may have already reached their review allotment before the late submission.

 

4. Add an Assignment Title and Description. Your student will see this when they open their Assignment Inbox. 

 

 

5. You can change two checkboxes which will customize your student's experience while using PeerMark. 

 

Allow students to view author and reviewer names - With this setting enabled your student's will see the name of the student who they have been assigned to review and the names of any students who have reviewed their papers. 

 

Allow students without a paper to review - When enabled, any student in your class will be able to leave a PeerMark review even if they have not submitted to the base assignment themselves. 

 

 

6. Assign a point value for the PeerMark assignment. 

 

6b. You can optionally automatically give student's full points if they have written a review.

 

 

7. Peer reviews can be started anytime between the Start Peer Review and End Peer Review dates. During this time any completed peer feedback will immediately will be released as students complete reviews. 

 

Distribution

 

In step 2 the instructor determines how many papers will be distributed to the students in the course.

Selecting the number of papers each student will review

 

1. Click on the Edit link to adjust the number of papers each student will have to review. The default is to have each student review 1 paper automatically distributed by PeerMark

 

 

2. You are able to change the Paper(s) automatically distributed by PeerMark and Paper(s) selected by the student fields. 

 

 

2b. Select whether you would like the student to write a self-review by clicking in the Require self-review check box. A self review uses the same free response and scale questions the student used to write reviews of their classmates’ papers but the review is for their own paper

 

4. Select the Save button to save any changes or Cancel link to cancel any changes

 

5. Click Save & Continue to continue

 

 

Late submissions

 

Papers are distributed to students automatically based on the settings you have chosen. If you have allowed students to submit late to the base assignment it's possible that they may never receive a peer review. 

 

As students are given a set number of assignments to review, and their reviews are posted instantly upon completion, it's possible they will have reached their peer review allotment before the late submission is added to the system. 

 

Adding Questions to the Review

 

Step three allows an instructor to choose scale and free response questions for the 
PeerMark assignment. 


A free response question example would be:

 “What is the thesis of the paper?”


Free response questions allow an instructor to pose these questions for students to answer in their peer review and can include minimum length requirements. A scale question example would be

 “How well does the introduction pull you in as a reader? Scale, Not very well to  Really well”


Scale questions allow students to rate the paper on instructor chosen areas of writing. To add questions to a PeerMark assignment click on the Add Question button.

 

Creating a free response question in PeerMark creation

 

1. Click on the Add Question button and select Free response 

 

 

2. Enter the question in the Question field and enter a value in the Minimum answer length field

 

 

3. Once the question and minimum answer length have been entered, click on the Add Question button to add the free response question to the PeerMark assignment

 

Creating a scale question in PeerMark creation

 

1. Click on the Add Question button and select Scale

 

 

2. Enter the question in the Question field

 

 

3. Select the scale size. The highest scale value is 5

 

 

4. Enter in the labels for the scale in the appropriate fields. An example for labelling the scale question: “How well does the introduction set up the Thesis of the paper?” would be 1: Not very well to 5: Extremely well

 

 

5. Click on the Add Question button to add the scale question to the PeerMark assignment

 

Adding a question from a PeerMark library

 

1. Click on the Add Question button and select the library you would like to add a question from

 

 

2. Click on the Add this question link to the right of each question you would like to add to your PeerMark assignment

 

 

3. Click on the Add all questions button to add all the questions to the PeerMark assignment

 

 

4. Click on the Finished adding questions from library link when you have added all the questions you want from this library

 

 

Once the instructor has added all the questions they want to the PeerMark assignment click on the Save & Finish button to complete the PeerMark assignment creation.

 

PeerMark assignments can only be created if a class has at least one Turnitin paper assignment. A PeerMark assignment requires a paper or review assignment to be ‘based on.’ This allows the PeerMark assignment to have a pool of papers to use as the basis for the peer review. 


The assignment the PeerMark assignment is based on should meet the following criteria: 

Creating a PeerMark Assignment

Step One - PeerMark Settings

 

1. After logging into Blackboard, select the Courses tab from the menu at the top of the page and switch  Edit Mode on. This toggle can be found in the top right-hand corner.

 


2.  Select a course from the Course List.

 

 

3. From the left-hand navigation, select Content under your course title.

 

 

4. The Content page allows you to build content, create assessments or different tools to a module. To add a Turnitin assignment, select the Assessments drop-down menu, then select Turnitin Assignment.

 

 

5. Select PeerMark Assignment and click on the Next Step button to begin creating a PeerMark Assignment

 

 

6. Select the paper assignment the peer review is based on

 

 

7. Select a Point value for the assignment. Select whether to award full points if review is written by placing a check mark in the Award full points if review is written option

 

 

8. Next, select the dates for the PeerMark Assignment. The dates the instructor must select are: the start date, the due date, and the post date. The start date is the date students can begin reading papers and writing reviews. The due date prevents students from writing reviews after this date. The post date is the date students will have access to reviews written by their classmates

 

 

9. Click the Save & Continue button to continue PeerMark assignment creation

 

Step Two - Distribution

 

Selecting the number of papers each student will review:

 

In step 2 the instructor determines how many papers will be distributed to the students in the course.

 

1. Click on the Edit link to adjust the number of papers each student will have to review. The default is to have each student review 1 paper automatically distributed by PeerMark

 

 

2. Place the number of paper(s) automatically distributed by PeerMark or papers selected by the student to review within the appropriate fields

 

 

3. Select whether you would like the student to write a self-review by clicking in the require self-review check box. A 
self review uses the same free response and scale questions the student used to write reviews of their classmates’ papers but the review is for their own paper

 

 

4. Click on the Save button to save any changes or Cancel link to cancel any changes

 

 

5.  Click Save & Continue to move on to Step 3 of PeerMark assignment creation or to view the advanced distribution options click on the Show more distribution options link

 

 

The advanced distribution options allow instructors to choose to exclude student papers from distribution or specify which student papers a student(s) will have to review. PeerMark will automatically distribute papers to students but an instructor may choose specific student pairings which will then add an exception to the PeerMark distribution which will adjust its logic according to the instructor’s rules.

 

Step Three - Adding Questions to the Review

 

Step three allows an instructor to choose scale and free response questions for the PeerMark assignment. 


A free response question example would be:


 “What is the thesis of the paper?”


Free response questions allow an instructor to pose these questions for students to 
answer in their peer review and can include minimum length requirements.


A scale question example would be


“How well does the introduction pull you in as a reader? Scale, Not very well to Really well”

 

Scale questions allow students to rate the paper on instructor chosen areas of writing.


To add questions to a PeerMark assignment click on the Add Question button.

 

Creating a free response question in PeerMark creation

 

1. Click on the Add Question button and select Free response 

 

 

2. Enter the question in the Question field and enter a value in the Minimum answer length field

 

 

3. Once the question and minimum answer length have been entered, click on the Add Question button to add the free response question to the PeerMark assignment

 

Creating a scale question in PeerMark creation

 

1. Click on the Add Question button and select Scale

 

 

2. Enter the question in the Question field

 

 

3. Select the scale size. The highest scale value is 5

 

 

4. Enter in the labels for the scale in the appropriate fields. An example for labelling the scale question: “How well 
does the introduction set up the Thesis of the paper?” would be 1: Not very well to 5: Extremely well

 

 

5. Click on the Add Question button to add the scale question to the PeerMark assignment

 

 

Once the instructor has added all the questions they want to the PeerMark assignment click on the Save & Finish button to complete the PeerMark assignment creation.

 

 

 

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