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The Turnitin PeerMark tool is not integrated with D2L. You will have to go to http://go.uww.edu/turnitin to access the tool. 

Creating Classes


Before you can create a PeerMark assignment. A class must be created under your Turnitin account. This will give a place for students with Turnitin accounts to upload their assignments to.

To create a class:

  1. Click the add a class button on your instructor homepage

  2. On the next screen enter the following information:
    • the name for the class
    • the class enrollment password

  3. Select the end date for the class. Once the end date has passed, the class will not be accessible for submissions unless the class is reactivated.

  4. Click submit to add the class. Class information will be displayed in a pop-up window containing the ID and enrollment password for confirmation

Creating a PeerMark Assignment


PeerMark assignments can only be created if a class has at least one paper assignment. A PeerMark assignment requires a paper or review assignment to be ‘based on.’ This allows the PeerMark assignment to have a pool of papers to use as the basis for the peer review.

The assignment the PeerMark assignment is based on should meet the following criteria:

  • The due date of the base assignment comes before the start date and time of the PeerMark assignment
  • If anonymity in the review is desired, student submissions should not contain the name of the author in the text or at the top of the paper

 

Step One - PeerMark Settings

To create a PeerMark assignment, click on the New Assignment button from within a course. Select PeerMark assignment from the Select your assignment type page and then click on the Next Step button. Step 1, PeerMark Settings screen will load.

 

Creating a PeerMark Assignment Step 1

  1. Click on the New Assignment button from within a class

  2. Select PeerMark Assignment and click on the Next Step button to begin creating a PeerMark Assignment

  3. Select the paper assignment the peer review is based on

  4. Select a Point value for the assignment. Select whether to award full points if review is written by placing a check mark in the Award full points if review is written option

  5. Next, select the dates for PeerMark Assignment. The dates the instructor must select are: the start date, the due date, and the post date. The start date is the date students can begin reading papers and writing reviews. The due date prevents students from writing reviews after the date (however, you can check to allow submissions after the due date. The post date is the date students will have access to reviews written by their classmates.

  6. Click the Save & Continue button to continue PeerMark assignment creation

 

Step Two - Distribution

In step 2 the instructor determines how many papers will be distributed to the students in the course.

  1. Click on "Add Assignment."
  2. Click on PeerMark Assignment to base the peer review on.
  3. Use the pulldown menu to select the assignment.
  4. Assign due dates
  5. Choose the settings regarding how you want students to have access to the assignment.

 

Selecting the number of papers each student will review:

  1. Click on the Edit link to adjust the number of papers each student will have to review. The default is to have each student review 1 paper automatically distributed by PeerMark

  2. Place the number of paper(s) automatically distributed by PeerMark or papers selected by the student to review within the appropriate fields

  3. Select whether you would like the student to write a self-review check box. A self-review uses the same free response and scale questions the student used to write reviews of their classmates' papers but the review is for their own paper.

  4. Click on the Save button to save any changes or Cancel link to cancel any changes

  5. Click Save & Continue to move on to Step 3 of PeerMark assignment creation or to view the advanced distribution options click on the Show more distribution options link

 

Pairing students for review:

  1. To assign a student(s) to review a specific student's paper, click on the Pair Students button.

  2. Clicking on the Pair Students button open up the pairing field. Click on the BROWSE for student link to select a student you would like to be the reviewer. Then click on the BROWSE for student to the right of WILL REVIEW to select the student whose paper will be reviewed.

  3. An instructor can select multiple students to be a reviewer of another student. Once one reviewer has been selected an instructor may click on the plus icon to the left of the first reviewer to open up another search box which the instructor can then use to select another student to be a reviewer.

  4. Once the pairing of students is complete, click on the Save pair button to save this pairing.

Excluding students from review:

  1. Instructors can exclude students from review by clicking on the Exclude Students button

  2. Click on the BROWSE for student link to select a student who will not have a paper distributed for review

  3. Select a student from the drop down list

  4. Once a student is selected, click on Save exclusion to exclude student from review

Student pairs or exclusions can be edited or deleted up until a student has begun a review which will lock the assignment settings. To edit a Student Pair or exclusion click on the edit button to the right of the student pair or exclusion you would like to edit.

To delete a Student pair or exclusion click on the trash icon to the right of the pair or exclusion you would like to delete.

Step Three - Adding Questions to the Review

Creating a free response question

  1. Click on the Add Question button and select Free response

  2. Enter the question in the Questions field and enter a value in the Minimum answer length field

  3. Once the question and minimum answer length haven been entered, click on the Add Question button to add the free response question to the PeerMark assignment

Creating a scale question

  1. Click on the Add Question button and select Scale

  2. Enter the question in the Question field

  3. Select the scale size. The highest scale values is 5

  4. Enter in the labels for the scale in the appropriate fields. An example for labelling the scale question: "How well does the introduction set up the Thesis of the paper?" would be 1: Not very well to 5: Extremely well

  5. Click on the Add Question button to add the scale question to the PeerMark assignment.

Adding a question from a PeerMark library

  1. Click on the Add Question button and select the library you would like to add a question from

  2. Click on the Add this question link to the right of each question you would like to add to your PeerMark assignment

  3. Click on the Add all questions button to add all the questions to the PeerMark assignment

  4. Click on the Finished adding questions from library link when you have added all the questions you want from this library

Once the instructor has added all the questions they want to the PeerMark assignment click on the Save & Finish button to complete the PeerMark assignment creation.

Editing or Deleting Questions

Free response and scale questions can be edited by clicking on the Edit link to the right of the question.

 

Free response and scale questions can be deleted by clicking on the trash can icon to the right of the question you would like to delete.

 

Clicking on the trash can icon will open a prompt asking "Are you sure you want to delete this question?" Click OK to delete the question.

Once the instructor has edited or deleted the questions they want click on the Save & Finish button to save any changes.

Reordering Questions

Within step 3 of PeerMark assignment creation an instructor may reorder how the questions appear for a student in their peer review. An instructor may wish to do this if they want their students to see the questions in a specific order. To reorder the questions click on the Reorder questions link.
Change the order of the questions by dragging them to where you would like them placed. Click on the Save order button to save the new order or click Cancel to cancel any changes.

Warning: Once the start date of the PeerMark assignment has passed and a student has begun a peer review, the assignment settings for PeerMark assignment will become locked and no further edits to the distribution or question options will be allowed.

Advanced PeerMark Settings

When creating a PeerMark assignment the instructor may select to view and change any of the advanced assignment options in Step 1 of PeerMark creation. The Advanced assignment options are viewed by clicking on the Show more options links located below the point value field and below the assignment dates.

Clicking the Show more options link below the point value will reveal four additional options: the assignment title field, the assignment instructions field, the anonymity option, and the non-submitter participation option.

Assignment title and Assignment description and/or instructions

The PeerMark assignment title is the title that will appear for the PeerMark assignment when a student views the expanded view of the PeerMark assignment. The assignment instructions also appear to students in the expanded view of the PeerMark assignment and they are meant to allow instructors to give students basic guidelines for completing their reviews.

Anonymity and Non-submitter Participation Options

The author and reviewer anonymity option appears as, "Allow students to view author and reviewer names". When this option is selected, students will see the name of the author of the papers that are being reviewed and the names of the students who wrote the reviews for the papers. The non-submitter participation option appears as, "Allow students without a paper to review". When this option is selected, students who have not submitted papers to the paper assignment the PeerMark assignment is based on will be allowed to write reviews for other students' papers.

Click on the Show more options below the assignment dates to view three additional options related to the assignment dates.

View Access Options

There are two options when creating a PeerMark assignment that provide the ability for students to read every student paper after the PeerMark start date, or the ability for students to read every student paper and reviews of the papers after the post date of the PeerMark assignment. The two options are: “Allow submitters to read all papers after Start date” and “Allow students to read ALL papers and ALL reviews after the Post date.”

If “Allow submitters to read all papers after Start date” is selected students are able to read all the papers submitted to the base paper assignment by clicking on a link within PeerMark inbox labeled Read All Papers.

If “Allow students to read ALL papers and ALL reviews after the Post date” is selected, students will be able to read every paper submitted to the base paper assignment and read every review written for each paper after the PeerMark assignment post date.

Note: Unless the option: “Allow students to view author and reviewer names” is selected students will not see the names of the paper or review authors.

Late Papers

When creating a paper assignment it is possible to set the assignment to accept late papers. If the instructor has chosen to allow late papers in the paper assignment a PeerMark assignment is based on the “Late Papers” date option will appear. The “Late Papers” option allows the instructor to select the last date papers can be submitted to the base paper assignment and still be included in the pool of papers to be reviewed in the PeerMark assignment.

Viewing Student Reviews

Once the start date of the PeerMark assignment has passed students may begin writing peer reviews. The system will automatically distribute the value of papers entered into the paper(s) automatically distributed by PeerMark field within the PeerMark assignment creation. To view which papers students have reviewed or are currently reviewing click on the View link next to the PeerMark assignment.

The PeerMark inbox will open displaying all the student names, how many reviews out of the total number of reviews assigned to the students have been completed. Instructors can then view an individual student’s reviews by clicking on the Show details link to the right of the students name.

Within the more details of a single student the instructor can view the progress of the student’s reviews or read the student’s completed reviews. All the reviews written for this student are visible to the right of the student’s reviews.

Writing a Review of a Student Paper

The instructor is able to write a review to supplement those that students will receive from their peers. The instructor is provided with the same free response and scale question structure as the students.

An instructor can begin writing a review of a student submission from within PeerMark inbox by clicking the View link next to the PeerMark assignment.

Within the PeerMark inbox click on the More Actions drop down menu and select Write instructor review next to the student's name whose paper you would like to review.

Writing a review for a selected paper

  1. All the free response and scale questions that need to be completed for the peer review are located on the right side of the PeerMark screen

  2. To answer a free response question, click in the text box below the question and type in your response. The word minimum for the response is listed below the text box.

  3. To answer scale questions, click on the radio button above the number for the rating you are giving this writer/student for the question.

  4. Answer all remaining free and scale questions. Once the questions are completed, click on the Submit button at the top of the PeerMark page to submit your review.

PeerMark Tools Palette

The PeerMark Tools palette contains all the commenting functions available to a student. To access the Tools palette click on Tools on the PeerMark tool bar.

The Tools palette contains two commenting tools and several composition marks that students can use in reviewing and editing their peers’ papers.

Commenting Tools

Within PeerMark students may comment on the paper they are reviewing. A comment is equivalent to the notes that a student may write in the margins of a paper. A comment might be:

“I like this idea. Think you could develop it further in this paragraph.”

A comment may be up to one thousand characters in length.

Adding a comment to a paper:

  1. Within PeerMark, to add a comment to a paper click on the paper where you would like to comment. A comment icon and comment bubble will appear

  2. Enter text into the text field of the comment bubble

  3. (Optional) If the comment references a specific area of the paper, you can click and drag on the paper while the comment bubble is open to create a highlight over text. The color of the highlight can be selected before clicking and dragging. Multiple highlights can be created for each mark if there are multiple areas to reference. Highlights may overlap

  4. Click the Save button to save the comment

The comment can be edited at any time by clicking on the mark symbol for the comment. The Edit and trash icons will appear, click on the edit icon or double click the mark to open up the comment box. Edit the comment and click Save to save any changes made to the comment. To move a comment, click and hold on the mark symbol and drag the icon to a new location. To delete a comment click on the trash icon.

Inline Comments

Inline comments allow students to add comments directly onto the paper. The inline comment appears as type overlaid on the paper. The student may select a color from the drop down menu for the inline comment.

To add an inline comment, select the type tool from the Tools palette. Select a color from the color pull down by clicking on the drop down menu for the type tool.

  

The user can click on the paper where the comment should begin. The inline comment will show up as a light gray highlight over which typing may be done. When finished, click elsewhere on the paper or select the highlighter tool from the Tools palette. The inline comment will appear as typing directly over the paper.

An inline comment can be deleted by moving the cursor over the comment and then clicking on the gray trash can icon that appears to the left of the comment. Deleted comments cannot be recovered.

The inline comment can be moved by clicking and dragging the comment to a new location on the page. Releasing the mouse will affix the inline comment to the page in the new location.

Composition Marks

Composition Marks are standard editing marks that students can utilize when editing and reviewing their peers’ papers. To add an composition mark to a paper click on the mark you want to add in the tools palette and drag the mark to the desired location

on the paper.

To move a composition mark click on the mark and drag it to the new position on the paper and release the click. To delete a mark place the cursor over the mark, the trash icon will appear click on the trash icon to delete the mark.