GradeMark is a feature of Turnitin (a plagiarism protection tool) that allows for an instructor to make comments on student papers, similar to Track Changes in Microsoft Word. The documentation below demonstrates how to access and use GradeMark from within a Desire2Learn course.
*Note: In order to use GradeMark you must enable plagiarism protection in a Dropbox folder and be familiar with Turnitin. To learn about how to use Turnitin with your D2L course please visit the Turnitin Plagiarism Protection page.
Click on the colored square in the Turnitin Similarity column next to the desired student submission.
*Note: In order for students to see your feedback, Plagiarism Detection must be enabled for the Dropbox folder and the Allow submitters to see Originality Reports: box must be checked in the Plagiarism Detection Options section of the Dropbox folder properties. Learn more about this process at the Using Turnitin page.
Your comment will minimize.
To view it simply hover over the comment with your cursor and the comment will expand. You can edit your comment or delete comment by clickin gthe trash can icon.
There are a few editting views for GradeMark (image numbers correspond to numbers below):
When you are finished commenting, simply close your GradeMark browser window/tab. Changes and comments are saved while creating comments.
In the Dropbox submission feedback window it is recommended to leave some instructions on how to view GradeMark feedback, as it can be a bit confusing. You can also direct students to the Viewing GradeMark feedback tutorial.
To view comments for your paper: