GradeMark is a feature of Turnitin (a plagiarism protection tool) that allows an instructor to make comments on student papers, similar to Track Changes in Microsoft Word. The documentation below demonstrates how to access and use GradeMark from within a Desire2Learn or Canvas course.
*Note: In order to use GradeMark you must enable plagiarism protection in a Dropbox folder. To use GradeMark in Canvas, you will need to set the assignment type to External Tool and select Turnitin from the list of tools available. Instructors who would like to use GradeMark should also familiarize themselves with Turnitin.
To learn about how to use Turnitin with your D2L course please visit the Turnitin Plagiarism Protection page.
Select the assignment that you wish to markup using Feedback Studio, then click on the colored rectangle in the Turnitin Similarity column next to the desired student submission.
*Note: In order for students to see your feedback, Plagiarism Detection must be enabled for the Dropbox folder and the Allow submitters to see Originality Reports check box must be selected on the Turnitin tab of the Dropbox folder’s properties screen. Learn more about this process at the Using Turnitin with D2L page.
You can leave a pre-set comment by either highlighting text in the student submission and clicking the Checkmark icon that appears, or by dragging comments from the QuickMark pane onto the page. Feedback Studio offers many collections of mark sets, which can be selected from the drop-down dialogue at the top of the QuickMark pane. Commonly Used Marks include:
There are several editing views for Feedback Studio:
In the Dropbox submission feedback window it is recommended to leave instructions for users about how to view GradeMark feedback, as it can be a bit confusing. You can also direct students to the Viewing GradeMark Feedback tutorial.
To view comments for your paper,