Base assignment

To create a PeerMark assignment, instructors must first create a Turnitin assignment that students will use to submit their assignments (or drafts). The PeerMark component then uses this existing assignment. For step-by-step instructions on creating a Turnitin assignment, refer to the Create a Turnitin Assignment guide. 

Create PeerMark assignment

  1. Open a Content Area (i.e. Assessment)
  2. Hover over Assessments and select Turnitin Assignment from the drop-down menu.

turnitin assignment

  1. Select the PeerMark Assignment radio button.
  2. Click on the Next Step button.

click on next step

Base Assignment

  1. Select the base Turnitin assignment which is to be peer-assessed from the drop-down list.
  2. Optionally, check the checkbox for Allow papers submitted late to be included in peer review.

base assignment settings

Description

    1. Enter a title in the Assignment title textbox. 
    2. Optionally, enter additional information for students in the Description/ Instructions textbox. 
    3. Optionally, check Allow students to view author and reviewers names. By default, assignment submissions and reviews are anonymous.
    4. Optionally, check All student without a paper to review. By default, student who do not submit an assignment to the base Turnitin assignment by the Start date of the PeerMark component cannot review peers’ assignments.
    5. Enter the points possible in the Points value textbox.

    Note: The Points value is the final mark the student reviewer will receive for their review of their peer’s assignment. The instructor marks each review out of 10 and it is then converted (rounded to a whole number) so it is out of the Points value.

    1. Optionally, check the checkbox for Award full points if review is written.

    Note: If you select Award full points if review is written, students will automatically receive the Point value if they write a review and you will not be able to grade the reviews. 

    description settings

    Example 1: The student reviewer is required to review one peer’s assignment and the instructor awards them 8/10 for the review. The Points value was 5 so the student will receive 4/5.

    Example 2: The student reviewer is required to review three peers’ assignments and the instructor awards them 8/10, 6/10, 10/10 for each review (24/30). The Points value was 5 so the student will receive 4/5.

    Example 3: If the Point value is 6, the student reviewer is required to review three peers’ assignments and they complete two reviews the student will receive 4/6.

     Assignment Dates

    1.  Enter the Start date using the Date Selection Calendar and select the time from the drop-down list.

    Note: The Start date is the date student can begin reviewing. It must be after the due date of the base Turnitin assignment. Once the Start date has passed, it cannot be edited.

    Tip: Leave time between to Turnitin assignment due date and the PeerMark start date to follow up on students who have not submitted.

    1. Enter the End Peer Review date using the Date Selection Calendar and select the time from the drop-down list.

    Note: The End Peer Review date is when reviewing ends, no reviews can be made after this date. 

    date settings

    Distribution

    By default, PeerMark will automatically assign one submission from a peer for each student to review, this can be changed.

    Edit distribution list (optional)

    1. Click on the Edit link.

    click on the edit link

    1. Enter the number of Paper(s) automatically distributed by PeerMark for students to review. 
    2. Enter the number of additional Paper(s) selected by the student.
    3. Check the Require self-review checkbox if you want the students to review their own papers.

    Tip 1: If you want students to only select assignments they want to review themselves, enter 0 for Paper(s) automatically distributed by PeerMark. Note this may results in some students not receiving reviews of the assignments they submitted.

    Tip 2: By setting the first two options to 0 and checking the Require self-review checkbox you can setup a purely self-assessment exercise.

    Add Questions

    Free Response

    1. Click on the Add Question.
    2. Select Free Response from the drop down list.

    click on free response

    1. Enter the question in the Question textbox.
    2. Enter the minimum answer length in the words textbox.

    Warning: Select the number of words required carefully, students cannot save their answer if they have not reached the minimum.

    1. Click on the Add Question button OR Save & Finish button.

    Scale

    1. Click on the Add Question.
    2. Select Scale from the drop down list.
    3. Enter the question in the Question textbox.
    4. Select the Scale Size from the drop down list. 
    5. Enter descriptors for the bottom and top of the scale.
    6. Click on the Add Question button OR Save & Finish button.

    select scales

    Edit / Delete question

    1. Click on the Edit link OR
    2. Click on the rubbish bin icon. 
    3. Click on the Add Question button OR Save & Finish button.