Turnitin Feedback Studio

Turnitin Feedback Studio (TFS) is turned on in the Moodle Assignment settings. Feedback can be provided using grading forms, rubrics, QuickMarks (customised short comments), open text boxes, and audio recordings. Grades entered into TFS will feed into Moodle Assignment and Gradebook.

When using TFS for grading, a 22-point numerical grade needs to be used. Do not use scales for grading. The number value is transformed to the alphanumerical scale afterwards.

Steps to set the 22 point numerical grade for use with TFS: Assignment settings > Grade > Point > Maximum grade = 22

Grading Forms

Grading Forms

With grading forms, different criteria are named and defined, and freeform text feedback can be entered against each one when grading. Optionally, number or letter grades can be used for each criterion. Final grades can be entered manually or automatically as a sum of the scores entered for each criterion. Letter grades can also be entered against each criterion.

However, if the sum of scores is used, it can exceed the maximum score set in Moodle Assignment. The recommended approach is to manually enter the final score.

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TFS offers three types of rubrics:

  • The Standard rubric uses weighted criteria, and scales that return a defined portion of the weight. The final score is calculated automatically as a proportion of the maximum grade entered in the Assignment settings.
  • The Qualitative rubric has no scoring attached to the criteria or scales, and the final grade is entered manually
  • The Custom rubric has values assigned directly into the rubric cells. The final grade is automatically calculated based on the sum of the highest value entered in each of the criteria rows.

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QuickMarks are labels that can be added to the submitted assignment. They can have further explanations that can include formatted text and hyperlinks, and can also be linked to criteria when using grading forms or rubrics. Each QuickMark has space to add freeform comments.

They make providing detailed feedback and feedforward easier, especially for frequently used comments/feedback. They are organised into Sets that can be shared across markers to improve consistency.

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