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Using Ted to Go Paperless:
Taking the "Paper" out of "Term Paper"

There are two options to make comments on a student's paper without printing it out, writing on it, and physically returning it to the student:

  1. Return a Paper via the Grade Center
  2. TurnItIn Assignments: Grademark

TurnItIn's GradeMark Feature

If you have assigned students to submit a paper to TurnItIn's Ted Integration, you can instantly leverage TurnItIn's Grademark Feature.

  1. (Under the Course Management Heading)

    Expand the Grade Center menu in the Control Panel, and click Needs Grading.

  2. Ungraded submissions to your Turnitin Assignment are listed along with ungraded submissions to any other assignments, tests, gradeable discussions, and gradeable wikis in the class. Click a student's name to grade that student's submission, or click Grade All to grade all submissions for the class.

  3. When grading a TurnItIn assignment, in addition to the regular grading options, under User's Work, there are two View icons. Click the User's Paper link to open the TurnItIn Document Viewer for the student's paper, which displays the student's paper.

  4. From the TurnItIn Document Viewer, click the GradeMark tab to activate GradeMark, TurnItIn's service to allow you to add comments to the student's paper.

  5. When GradeMark is activated, you will see a sidebar with a number of common types of feedback that you may drag and drop onto the paper. You can also click to add more detailed feedback to a section. GradeMark also offers more sets of commonly used feedback options from the Change QuickMark Set button.

  6. You can also enter "General Comments" about the paper as a whole, by clicking the speech bubble button at the bottom of the right panel.

    Edit panel with View/Edit a General Comment for this Entire Paper button circled

On Turnitin's Instructor Training, under the Grademark heading you will find video tutorials. Additionally, TurnItIn's Instructor Support Site lists a broad array of step-by-step instructions demonstrating how to use GradeMark's more advanced features, like rubrics and custom paper mark sets.

These comments will be available for students after the Post Date that you entered when you created or edited the assignment.

Return a Paper via the Grade Center

Many programs, such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat, allow a reader to attach notes and comments to a document. If you are more familiar with these tools, you can download the student's paper, make comments directly in the file, and return it to the student using Ted.

Microsoft Word has two options: Comments and Track ChangesComments allow you to attach a note that is clearly separated from the rest of the text, while Track Changes allows you to make edits directly to the student's submission (for instance, to correct punctuation or grammar mistakes), while clearly documenting what changes you have made and allowing you to note any reasons for your changes.

Adobe Acrobat also allows you to review and comment PDFs.

 

Return Marked-Up Paper to Student

  1. (Under the Course Management Heading)

    Expand the Grade Center menu in the Control Panel, and click Needs Grading.

  2. Ungraded submissions to your assignments are listed along with ungraded submissions to any other tests, gradeable discussions, and gradeable wikis in the class. Click a student's name to grade that student's submission, or click Grade All to grade all submissions for the class.

  3. Under Grade Current Attempt, in addition to the Grade option, you have the option to Attach a File. Click theBrowse My Computer button to select your copy of the student's paper that has been marked up with your comments.

  4. Click one of the Save ... buttons under Submit at the top or bottom of the page to attach the file. If you clickSave as Draft, the assignment attempt will remain listed on the Needs Grading page, and will not yet be available to students. If you click Save and Exit or Save and Next, the attached file will be available to students immediately.

  5. You can review the attached paper from the Full Grade Center: Click the Click for More Options button next to the student's score in the Grade Center and select Attempt <Date attempt was submitted>.

    This will display the same options as when you initially graded the student's submission: You can edit the grade, feedback to user, add new files, or remove the files you previously attached.

 

Students: View Returned Submission

  1. To view your grades, from the class menu, click Tools, and then click the My Grades tool.

  2. When an instructor has left additional feedback, the grade will be a link; click on the grade.

  3. Regular (non-TurnItIn) Assignments

    Under the Instructor Feedback heading, you will see any comments left by the instructor, along with theAttached Files. Click a link to download the attached file.

  4. TurnItIn Assignments

    In addition to your grade, under Assignment Materials, there will be a View icon. Click that icon open the TurnItIn Document Viewer for the your paper.

  5. From the TurnItIn Document Viewer, click the GradeMark tab to activate GradeMark, TurnItIn's service to allow you to view the comments left by the instructor.

    Note: The instructor sets a date (called the Post Date) for each assignment that determines when you can see these comments. Before that date, you will not be able to click the GradeMark tab. Contact the instructor if you believe this should be enabled when it is not.

  6. When GradeMark is activated, you will see the comments left by the instructor. Short canned comments display an abbreviation where they occur on the paper. Longer comments just show a comment bubble. Click any comment to display more information.

Contact us!

If you have any questions with this process please feel free to send e-mail to IWDC at iwdc@ucsd.edu or call 858.822.3315.