Base assignment

To create a PeerMark assignment instructors must first create aTurnitin assignment that students will use to submit their assignments (or drafts). The PeerMark component then uses this existing assignment.

Create PeerMark assignment

  1. Open a Content Area (i.e. Assessment)
  2. Click on the Assessments button.
  3. 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

  1. Select the Turnitin assignment which is to be peer assessed from the drop down list.
  2. Enter the Points value the assignment is worth.
  3. Optionally, check the checkbox Award full points if review is written.

 

Note: The Points value is what the final mark the student reviewer will receive for their review of their peer’s assignment is out of.  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.

Example: 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: 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.

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

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

Show more options (optional)

  1. Click on the Show more options link.
  2. Optional change the default name of the assignment.
  3. Optionally, add assignment instructions to the textbox.
  4. Optionally, check Allow student to view author and reviewers names. By default assignment submissions and reviews are anonymous.
  5. 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.

show more options page

 Assignment Dates

 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 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.

  • Enter the Due date using the Date Selection Calendar and select the time from the drop down list.

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

  • Enter the Post date using the Date Selection Calendar and select the time from the drop down list.

Note: The Post date is the date peer reviews become available for students to view. 

assignment dates

Show more options (optional)

  1. Click on the Show more options link.
  2. Optionally, check Allow submitters to read all paper after the Start date. By default reviewers will only be able to see submission they have been allocated to write reviews for.
  3. Optionally, check All students to read ALL paper and ALL review after the Post date. By default students will only see the reviews for their own submitted assignment.
  4. Click on the Save & Continue button.

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

More distributions options (optional)

  1. Click on the Show more distribution options link.

 show more distribution options

Pair Students

You can set up specific pairings to determine that a particular submission is reviewed by a particular student. This can be done for the whole class or just some students. PeerMark will assign the rest of the submission randomly.

  1. Click on the Pair Student button.
  2. Click on the Browse for student link and select the student reviewer and then select the student’s whose submission they will review.
  3. Click on the Save pair button.
  4. Repeat for all pairs. i.e. below nc_student1 is reviewing nc_student2’s assignment and the pair of nc_student2 reviewing nc_student1 is being setup.

click on pair students link

Warning: Once the Start date for the assignment has passed you cannot add or change pairings.

Exclude Students

You can exclude students from reviewing assignments and having their assignment reviewed.

  1. Click on the Exclude Students button.
  2. Click on the Browse for student link and select the student to exclude.
  3. Click on the Save exclusion button.
  4. Repeat for all students you wish to exclude.

click on save exclusion

  1. Click on the Save & Continue button.

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 number of words the student must have in their answer.

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.