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Assessing Using QuickMarks with Turnitin Feedback Studio

By using Turnitin QuickMarks in Feedback Studio to provide feedback on student assignments, you can eliminate downloading and uploading (as well as printing and scanning) from your assignment marking workflow.

To see a short video on How to Mark an Assessment in Turnitin, see the video below:



This guide will show you how to leave overall feedback and assign a mark, and also how to pass grades through to the VU Collaborate gradebook.

Step One: Accessing the Assessment Dropbox

1. Select Dropbox from the Assessments navbar.


2. Select the assignment folder you would like to mark. This will open a folder containing all of the current submissions.

Note: The OriginalityCheck enabled icon appears if Turnitin Feedback Studio is enabled for submissions to your Assessment Dropbox Folder. Turnitin is only enabled if the OriginalityCheck option was previously selected when the Assessment Dropbox Folder was set up.

Ass drop Fold


Step Two: View the Originality Report

To grade and comment on a student’s submission:
1. Scroll down to choose the assignment you would like to assess.
2. Click the coloured box under Report. This will open the student’s submission in Turnitin Feedback Studio.

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Note: If you have not specified an End Date in the Restrictions section of the dropbox for your assignment, a Turnitin report will not be generated, and the icon will appear with the text in progress. In this situation, edit your restrictions by specifying an End Date, this will allow Turnitin Feedback Studio to generate the originality report. If a file is not compatible or is corrupted (e.g. a scanned document), Turnitin Feedback Studio will not create an originality report. 

Note: The compatible files with Turnitin Feedback Studio and QuickMarks are; MS Word (Doc, DocX), WordPerfect (WPD), PostScript (EPS), Acrobat PDF, HTML (HTM, HTML), Rich text (RTF), Plain text (TXT)

Tip: Sometimes it is necessary to scroll down to see the student's submissions 

Step Three: Accessing Turnitin QuickMarks

Turnitin Feedback Studio will open in a new browser tab, showing the assignment in the assignment reader.
1. In this view, you can see Originality and QuickMarks options.  The options for QuickMarks is the blue tick by the arrow below; the Originality Report is the number in red (this case, 49).

Originality report starting point


3. Outlined below are various features you can utilise within QuickMarks. 

3.1 Working with Quickmarks 

Select QuickMarks icon to access as shown in the picture above.  You will see the QuickMarks panel appear in the top right corner. This includes many ready-made comments for providing feedback on an assignment. 

QuickMark Options sets .       


3.2 Providing Comments 

1. To leave a comment for feedback, highlight on the text you wish to comment. A small box will appear close to the highlighted text. The tick icon on the left provides the option to leave a comment pre-made by Turnitin Feedback Studio. The Comment icon in the centre provides you with the option to provide your own comment.  The S with the line on the right is to place a strikethrough (cross-out) the highlighted text.

QuickMark options


3.2.1 Choosing a pre-made comment  

The example of the comment from QuickMarks here is a tab named, "Vague".  You can see that there is a detailed comment provided which you can edit or leave as it is. 

QuickMarks comment example


When comments are made, their title is a blue tab placed next to the highlighted section.  You can click and drag on this to move it to the side of the page if you wish and a yellow line will show the student the comment that is related to the highlighted text.

QuickMarks overview


3.2.2. Creating your own comments

1. To create your own comment, click on the centre icon (see the picture in 3.2) after you have highlighted the text.  You then have the option to enter any comment/feedback you wish.

QuickMark comment       

2.  You also have the option to add your comment/feedback to the list of comments you have access to in QuickMarks.  Just click on "Convert to QuickMark", choose the section to add it to, and you will then see it in a blue tab with the other QuickMarks you have access to.

QuickMarks own comment added .             QuickMarks adding own comments


Step Four: Bulk Publishing Feedback to Students

After you evaluate all assignments and the results are ready to publish, you can follow the points below to publish feedback to every student at once.
1. Select the all rows tickbox located on the left of the screen and select the Publish Feedback option.
2. Click Yes when prompted for confirmation.

4. publish bulk feedback

Step Five: Viewing Marks and Feedback as a Student

Once grades and feedback have been published, they will appear for students to access.
Students can access published results from their Assessment Dropbox Folders area.
Feedback written for students by you, from within collaborate, will be listed at the top of the page. A link to any feedback published within Turnitin can be found under View Inline Feedback or View Turnitin GradeMark.

5. student view for feedback

Further Support

Visit the VU Collaborate Help site at https://vucollaboratehelp.vu.edu.au for up to date information and resources on blended learning or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.