Following on from Greg’s post about Rubrics in Turnitin, I thought it would be useful to share a teaching resources page from the Turnitin website, which showcases a variety of rubrics. These rubrics can be downloaded, customised and used in your own assessments.
For further advice and guidance, please contact the TEL team via email@example.com or ext 1865
What is a Rubric
A rubric is a guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic papers, projects, or tests to ensure uniform marking. Online rubrics are normally set out in a grid showing criteria down the side and attainment level across the top.
Importing Turnitin Rubrics
Digi you know that Turnitin has prebuilt rubrics that you can down load and either use straightaway with one of your assignment, or use as a starting point when creating your own rubrics.
Download Turnitin rubrics here: http://turnitin.com/en_us/community/teaching-tools/rubrics
You can also download an excel template for creating rubrics off line from the import page.
Once you have imported a rubric you will be able apply it to any of your assignments. You will also be able to duplicate it and edit it to create new rubrics.
The above picture is the rubric section of a Turnitin assignment.
At the moment the feature to show which rubric is applied to an assignment is broken. If someone else has applied a rubric to a test you won’t be able to see the rubric here, you will just see the “No rubric/form” option. This does not mean that there is no rubric attached to this assignment. You will be able to see the rubric while marking a paper.
Want to know more
If you want to know more about how you use rubrics with either Turnitin assignments or Blackboard assignments please take a look at our help guides http://www.derby.ac.uk/about/learning-enhancement/learning-teaching/technology-media/helpguides/esubmissionturnitin/ or contact the TEL team at TEL@Derby.ac.uk
Digi Know: Changes to the Turnitin App
Turnitin have rebranded their App, it is now called Turnitin Feedback Studio. You will need to make a a few changes to your app, before you can sync it with current assignment submissions in Course Resources.
To do this:
- On an iPad go to Settings.
- Then scroll down and choose “Turnitin” (appears on the left at the bottom of the list).
- Then choose “Service” (on the right).
- Then tick the “Feedback Studio UK” option.
- You should now be able to enter the code from Course Resources.
For further advice and guidance please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team via firstname.lastname@example.org
Any of us involved with the new eSubmission process will know that recently we have had some issues with students struggling to submit their work due to system downtime. As the notice on Blackboard said, ” it was a global issue at Turnitin and was beyond the control of the University.” As far as we are aware all issues relating to this downtime have now been resolved. Continue reading