On 1 August 2017, a new interface for marking work in Turnitin, called the Turnitin Feedback Studio, was launched internationally. The Feedback Studio replaces the Grademark and Originality features used when marking work, and combines them into a single set of features accessed from a simple menu when viewing a student’s paper. It retains all of the tools that were previously available to provide feedback or check originality.
At Education for Health we have updated our marker and student guidance to reflect this improvement. There are some very helpful You Tube videos available which show Feedback Studio’s improvements such as ‘Turnitin Feedback Studio Instructor Commenting Tools’ available at:
Over the coming months we will be adopting another Feedback Studio feature to assist marking and feedback. This will be the addition of a rubric to some assignments, which will reduce the use of the current paper marking grids.
A rubric is an assessment tool that can be used to evaluate student performance over a range of criteria. Our current marking grids are a form of rubric. The rationale for using these tools is they are useful for assessing large cohorts, and where there are multiple and/ or inexperienced markers. If given to students prior to assessment, they can help them clarify what is required for a good piece of work.
Do look out for further communication and guidance on the use of these over the coming months. If you have any questions about using Feedback Studio then please contact Rachel Clarke on firstname.lastname@example.org