What is PeerMark?
PeerMark is a peer review assignment tool. Instructors can create and manage PeerMark assignments that allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates. With the advanced options in PeerMark, instructors can choose whether the reviews are anonymous or attributed.
Turnitin LTI PeerMark differs from the original as it is not a separate submission point to the Assignment being reviewed. In LTI PeerMark is enable on the Assignment being reviewed.
PeerMark can be enabled on any Turnitin Assignment either while setting up the assignment or at a later point.
1. Go to the Assessment area of your Blackboard course, then from the menu choose Build Content, Turnitin LTI Assignment.
2. Set up your Assignment as desired with the Enable PeerMark box checked.
Once you have submitted and the PeerMark has been enabled the Peermark options will appear in the top menu.
Turnitin guide of PeerMark – https://help.turnitin.com/feedback-studio/blackboard/lti/instructor/peermark/creating-a-peermark-assignment.htm
3. The PeerMark Assignment settings page opens. Put the information for the Peer Review element of the assignment here.
Compete the details:
Add the instructions to students on how to complete their review.
This is the points for the peer review.
You will need to set new dates for when the peer review element will happen, by default the Students can review from date will be the same as the Feedback Release date in the Assignment.
- Students can review from
- Students can review until
- Peer feedback available from
4. Click on the Additional Settings to set up the PeerMark details. See Turnitin: Peermark for guidance on these settings
- Award maximum points on review Y/N
- If Yes the student is awarded the mark given in “maximum point” for completing the review
- If No the marker will have the opportunity to mark the student’s review and give a score out of 10.
- Students can view the names of their peers during review Y/N
- Students without a submission can review Y/N
5. Choose the number of papers each student will receive to review, and whether you wish students to review their own paper as well.
- Automatically distribute papers for review – give a number
- Students can self-select papers for review – give a number
- students must review their own paper – Y/N
PeerMark can automatically assign papers to the students in your class according to the number of papers set.
Alternatively you can force pair your students’ papers via the Distribution tab.
To force a set of student to pair click on the plus icon of the first student and select the student to pair them with from the list in the pop-up window.
Select a student from the list and Confirm. Now the first student will review the work of the second.
Questions or Annotations
To add a review you can ask students to annotate the submitted essay and add comments to it, answer questions set out for them or both.
It is important to be very clear with your instructions. If you have not added any questions the review will open with an empty panel without instructions.
The students will need to click on the text in the submitted paper to add a comment.
The comments will then be added to the comment tab to the right-hand side of the review window.
6. Select the PeerMark Questions tab to add questions for students to answer in the review. These can be taken from the library, or you can create your own (and added to, the library if you wish).
The questions are added to the PeerMark by either Add from Library or Add question.
Add from Library
The Library can be the sample library or one you build up over time.
Adding a question means to create your own questions, which you can then add to a library.
a. either ask students to write a free response answer (with the ability to set a minimum answer length)
b. or you can enable a scaled answer, (with some ability to customise the scaling).
8. Once you have the settings you require, press Submit and return to your course.
The students will see their submission point as usual. They will also see the PeerMark tab in their Assignment Dashboard, but it will only be “open” for reviews after the PeerMark date stipulated in the set-up.
1. Go to Assessment, locate the Assignment with PeerMark enabled, and click on the submission point to open the Assignment Inbox.
2. In the Assignment Inbox click on the PeerMark tab and select PeerMark Reviews from the menu.
3. The students progress data displays on this page.
Shows the number of reviews they have submitted N against the number of reviews they are required to review R as a fraction N/R.
- To view the submitted reviews click on this fraction i.e. 1/1.
- Once the deadline for reviews has passed you will be able to give a mark for the reviews.
Shows the number of reviews that student has received.
Marking a Review
There are two activities you can do from this page:
A. Click on the 1/1 submitted tally to open the reviews given on the submitted paper.
B. Click on the blue review button with a pencil icon to give a review of the submitted paper.
A: Open Reviews
When you click on the submitted reviews tally a page will open with all the submitted reviews of that students work.
Click on any of the columns to open the Review.
The PeerMark window will open showing the review given by the student.
If you have set “Award maximum points on review” to No you can give a mark for the review. At the top of the review panel is a Grade text box where at mark can be entered.
Submit to save the mark.
When you click on the blue review button with a pencil icon from the review page the PeerMark window will open.
This is a blank review for you to fill in and review the work of the student who has submitted the paper.
The reviews page will keep a record of the progress you are marking.
- The marks given will show in the Grades column.
- The review buttons will turn green if a review has been completed.
The grades you give will show here in the Reviews page. They do not appear in the Grades Centre.