Once you have created a Turnitin assignment within a Blackboard course, you also have the option to create either a Peermark or Revision version of the assignment.

  • A PeerMark assignment type allows students to review other students papers based on scale and free response questions selected by the instructor
  • A Revision assignment type can be used if students need to submit multiple attempts without overwriting the previous submissions.

Peermark Revision Turnitin

Peermark

PeerMark assignments can only be created if a class has at least one paper assignment, as PeerMark assignments require 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.
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.

To create a PeerMark assignment, ensure you have a Turnitin assignment already created in the course, then follow the steps listed below:

Step 1:
  1. Go to bb.imperial.ac.uk, enter your College username and password and log in
  2. Navigate to the course and content area that you would like to create a Turnitin PeerMark assignment in
  3. Select the Assessments drop-down menu, then select Turnitin Assignment
  4. Select PeerMark Assignment from the Select your assignment type page and then select Next Step to begin creating a PeerMark Assignment
  5. Select a Base Assignment from the drop-down list of Turnitin assignments active on this course. This is the paper assignment that the peer review will be attached to
  6. Add an Assignment Title and Description. Students will see this when they open their Assignment Inbox
  7. You can change two checkboxes which will customize your student's experience while using PeerMark:
    Allow students to view author and reviewer names - With this setting enabled, students will see the name of the student who they have been assigned to review and the names of any students who have reviewed their papers
    Allow students without a paper to review - When enabled, any student in on the course will be able to leave a PeerMark review even if they have not submitted to the base assignment themselves.
  8. Assign a Point value for the PeerMark assignment
  9. Peer reviews can be started at any time between the Start Peer Review and End Peer Review dates. During this time, completed peer feedback will immediately be released as students complete reviews
Step 2

This step allows you to edit the number of reviews each student makes. To do this, select Edit and alter the numerical values that appear in the boxes. Select Save & Continue.

Step 3

This step allows you to add questions that the students should ask when marking the assignments. These will be posted to the students in the marking process. Select Add Question and enter your question. Select Save & Finish when this step is completed and you are ready to deploy the PeerMark assignment in the course.

For further guidance on setting up PeerMark assignments, please see the Turnitin help website.

Revision

Revision assignments can only be created if a class has at least one assignment as they are duplicates of the 'parent' assignment's options and settings. However, Revision assignments may have a new start, due, and post dates.

To create a Revision assignment, ensure you have a Turnitin assignment already created in the course, then follow the steps listed below:

  1. Go to bb.imperial.ac.uk, enter your College username and password and log in
  2. Navigate to the course and content area that you would like to create a Turnitin Revision assignment in
  3. Select the Assessments drop-down menu, then select Turnitin Assignment
  4. Select Revision Assignment from the Select your assignment type page and then select Next Step to begin creating a PeerMark Assignment.
  5. Select the assignment you wish to base this Revision assignment on from the Based on paper assignment drop-down menu. The Revision assignment will share the same settings
  6. Enter a Point value if required
  7. Enter the Start date, Due date and Post date for the assignment. This is where the settings of this Revision assignment can differ from the original.
  8. Enter any Special instructions, if necessary
  9. Select if students should see Similarity Reports
  10. Select Submit to deploy the Revision assignment to the Blackboard course.

 For further guidance on setting up Revision assignments, please see the Turnitin help website.