GradeMark is an online tool for grading papers. Using GradeMark, papers submitted through Turnitin can be marked up with standard as well as customized grading marks. While GradeMark itself does not analyze or identify spelling, grammatical, or citation style errors, if e-rater has been enabled during the Turnitin assignment creation process, e-rater will analyze spelling and grammar.
GradeMark can be utilized inside or outside of the Blackboard environment and does not have to be used in conjunction with the Turnitin originality reporting capability. Consult this Tips and Tricks handout for an overview of GradeMark. Consult the ITS Training site to register for an upcoming session on Turnitin and all of its components.
Instructors must first set up a Turnitin assignment in their Blackboard course to have students submit papers. In order to have Turnitin analyze spelling and grammar, the e-rater tool must be enabled during the assignment creation process. Consult this tutorial for additional information: Turnitin Help Center Video: Creating an Assignment
NEW! iPad App for Turnitin: Instructors can now view and grade students papers using the Turnitin App for iPad. This app has all the features of GradeMark, including comments, grading with rubrics, voice comments, view originality reports, and grading offline.
NOTE: This is only for instructor's use. Students cannot use this app to upload papers.
See instructions for creating a Tii account, downloading, and using the app.
NOTE: Turnitin for iPad (v1.2.1) is now available in your App store. This updated version will address compatibility issues with iOS7. If you have updated your app prior to October 22nd, please update the app.
When creating a Turnitin assignment to be graded using GradeMark, we suggest you incorporate the following information into the assignment instructions.
GradeMark is a feature within Turnitin. Therefore, you must create a Turnitin assignment within Blackboard in order to use GradeMark. Whether you choose to use the originality reporting or not will be determined by your settings when you create the Turnitin assignment. Once assignments have been submitted, papers can then be graded using GradeMark. See the Using Turnitin within Blackboard or Using Turnitin outside of Blackboard resource pages for detailed instructions regarding how to set up a Turnitin assignment.
Depending on whether they created the assignment inside or outside of the Blackboard environment, instructors will view the student's Turnitin submission and grade it using GradeMark in several ways:
Through the Turnitin Assignments tool in Blackboard
Through the Grade Center in Blackboard
- Click the View button beside "User's Paper" in section 2.
- Click the GradeMark button in the toolbar at the top of the screen to access the GradeMark tools.
Through the Turnitin site
Adding a Voice Comment to GradeMark
Consult these Turnitin tutorials for additional information:
Depending on whether the Turnitin assignment was created inside or outside of the Blackboard environment, students will view the GradeMark responses differently:
Through the My Grades option in Blackboard
Through the Turnitin site
For additional information about viewing and interpreting GradeMark reports, consult the Turnitin Student Training GradeMark Overview.
For additional information on instructor usage of this tool, view the Turnitin training site.
For more information about or additional help with GradeMark or Turnitin, contact Information Technology Services at (618) 650-5500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.