Grade Assignments Fast: Turnitin QuickMark Drag-n-Drop Comments
How can you give effective feedback to students on their writing assignments -- FAST?
Create custom and pre-defined drag-and-drop sets of customizable comments, of course! Educators are always looking for ways to save time, while providing the best feedback they can on student writing.
Turnitin QuickMarks™ are drag-n-drop comments that can be used by an instructor when editing or grading papers within Turnitin Feedback Studio. While evaluating a paper within Feedback Studio, instructors can access a pre-set library of QuickMark “comments” that they can quickly drag-and-drop directly onto students papers.
As students read the feedback on their paper, the QuickMark shows a snippet of what the feedback is, and they can read a more thorough description by clicking on the QuickMark comment, which includes explanations, hyperlinks, sources, even emojis.
Educators can also share reusable comment libraries across their institutions.
“I have added a lot of QuickMarks comments. It’s just been really helpful to me to be able to add those comments because then I don’t have to write the same paragraph over and over and over again when the same problem happens over and over and over again.” - Cheryl Ashbaugh, Robert Morris University
Educators have shared many of their QuickMarks within the annual Winter Wonderland QuickMarks™ Contest. For 2016, if you use QuickMarks as a way to deliver feedback strategies to students, enter for a chance to receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card (U.S. only), plus a $50 donation through DonorsChoose.org to a project of your choice.