Turnitin: QuickMarks – Share Sets

What are QuickMarks?

QuickMarks is the name used within Turnitin for frequently used re-usable comments that can be added onto a student’s paper to provide feedback. For more details, take a look at our guide on “Creating QuickMark Sets”.

QuickMarks are personal to each individual marker. To make them available for another marker to use, you need to export a Set from your library in the QuickMark Manager and send it to the other person, who can then import it into their own library.

Accessing the QuickMark Manager

  • Through the Feedback studio when Marking
  • Through the Assignment Inbox Submission List
Caution!
Please make sure to Import & Export from the same view.
If you Export a set from the Feedback Studio but then import it through the Assignment Inbox Library View – the QuickMarks can get corrupted!
We recommend using the Feedback Studio one as it is more up-to-date. 

 

Accessing the QuickMark Manager in the Feedback Studio

You can access the QuickMarks while marking a paper by clicking on the QuickMarks blue tick box on the right-hand Instructor Feedback toolbar.

Feedback Studio with link to QuickMarks

From the QuickMarks panel, click the Manage QuickMarks gear icon to go to the QuickMark Manager.

Manage QuickMarks

This gives you access to the same features as if entering from the Libraries tab, but the interface is different.

 

Export a set using Download Set in Feedback Studio

Click the Menu button in the top left and click on the title of the set you want to Export. Once selected, click on the Menu button again and choose ‘Download Set’.

QuickMark editor with Menu expanded

A file downloads to your computer with the names of the set you selected. (e.g. Part_1_Essays.qms)

You can now send this file to your colleagues for them to import into their own QuickMark Manager.

 

Import a set using Upload Set in Feedback Studio

If someone has sent you a QuickMark Set, to add it to your library follow the instructions for exporting shown above but click on ‘Upload Set…’ from the Menu.

QuickMark editor with Menu expanded

In the Upload QuickMark Set screen either, drag and drop the file into the box provided or click ‘Or browse’ and select the file. Once you see the success message you can click on ‘Open’ to view the new set that has just been added.

Upload QuickMark: Success message

Access the QuickMark Manager from Course Tools

Within any Blackboard course which has a Turnitin assignment set up, go to

  • Control Panel -> Course Tools -> Turnitin Assignments

A composite graphic magnifying the Blackboard Course Tool Menu. Where to access Turnitin

Click an assignment title in the list to go into the Assignment Inbox. Click the Libraries tab.

QuickMark Manager is the default option under Libraries.

QuickMark Manager in Libraries

Export a set using Import/Export in the Libraries tab

Click on the title of a set to select and highlight it under the SETS option, then click the Import/Export Share icon. Click on ‘Export Set…

Export QuickMarks Set

A file downloads to your computer with the names of the set you selected. (e.g. Part_1_Essays.qms)

You can now send this file to your colleagues for them to import into their own QuickMark Manager.

 

Import a set using Import/Export in the Libraries tab

If someone has sent you a QuickMark Set, to import it please follow the instructions for Exporting shown above but click on ‘Import Set…

Import QuickMarks set

On the Following screen click on ‘Browse’ and Open the file.

File Upload Dialogue Box

When you see the filename displayed on the page click Import. Once you do this an animation will play and the screen will reset back to the default state – although you should see Import Complete at the bottom of the screen. This is normal, just click Close to return to the QuickMark Manager screen.

QuickMark Manager Import QuickMark Manager Close

You will now see the new imported library under SETS.