How do I add comments in Turnitin?
You will learn how to create comments in your Turnitin assignment which students can then view. The types of comments include highlighting text from the student's work, pointing out grammar and punctuation mistakes where they occur within the paper, and providing an overall evaluation via text or audio recording.
You must have already created a Turnitin assignment within your course and at least one student must have already submitted a paper.
1. Click on the Turnitin assignment link within your course.
2. Click on the Pencil icon to select a paper to grade.
When you click on the Pencil icon, the Turnitin Document Viewer will open in a new window to display the GradeMark tool. A tool for adding comments and notations to a student's work.
3. The Document Viewer displays the student's paper on the left and the marking menu on the right.
The selected paper will open in a new window called the Turnitin Document Viewer. If you do not see the newly opened window you may need to disable your web browser's pop-up blocker. The GradeMark tab should be selected by default, but if it is not, then click on the the GradeMark tab.
The sub-steps below this image will guide you through the major aspects of grading and commenting within GradeMark®.
4. Highlight and comment on some text on the paper.
5. Add a QuickMark comment to the paper.
5.1. Click on the Change QuickMark Set menu.
The QuickMark comments are in categories. Use the menu to select the category you want.
5.2. Select the desired category.
5.4. Drag the comment to a location on the student paper.
5.6. Now the word bubble displays at the chosen location.
6. Create a new QuickMark comment.
6.1. Click on the desired location in the student's paper.
The text comment box will appear.
6.7. The Text bubble will appear on the paper.
6.8. The new QuickMark will appear in the desired category.
7. Create a custom comment.
7.1. Drag the Comment button to the desired location on the paper.
8. Type text directly on the student's paper.
8.1. Click on the Text Comment icon.
The Text Comment icon looks like a capital T located on the right side of the Turnitin Document Viewer window.
9. Create a general comment/feedback for the entire paper.
9.1. Click on the icon called View/edit a general comment for the entire paper.
The icon to create and edit a general comment on the entire paper is in the bottom right of the Turnitin Document Viewer window, and looks like a text bubble.
You have learned how to use the GradeMark to create useful comments on a student's paper within a Turnitin assignment.