Slides for my TOTT presentation this Wednesday 6th May Room D04 1pm.
Last week I did a quick workshop on using the new Turnitin app to mark assignments. I started with the ‘Potential benefits of using the app’ and perhaps the most important advantage is the ability to mark ‘off line’. So many lecturers I meet are really impressed with the Grademark marking tool in Turnitin but what they find frustrating is that up until now they are tied to their pc if they want to do any marking. The new app will allow lecturers to download their students assignments to their iPad and then mark them anywhere they want and then when they return to the wifi upload them to the VLE …great news just what everyone’s been asking for – well done Turnitin!
Here are the 7 easy steps for using the Turnitin app:
1. Open Regent’s Blackboard https://blackboard.regents.ac.uk/ – (or whatever VLE you are using)
Open one of you students assignments and click on the second icon on the bottom left of the screen.
This will give you the ‘Turnitin for iPad Class Access Code’.
Take a record of the Access Code.
2. From the Apps Store download the Turnitin app to your iPad.
Once the app is loaded click on the app and enter your ‘Access Code’
3. You will now see your assignment submission areas on the left of your screen.
Click on the assignment submission area you want.
4. To ‘upload’ the assignment to your iPad so you can mark them ‘off line’ click on the ‘cloud icon’
5. Open the student’s assignment.
You will now see two icons on the top left of the screen.
The ‘pen’ icon will take you to the place to enter the overall grade/comment and voice comment.
The ‘graph’ icon will take you to the originality report.
6. When you open the originality report – You must first ‘switch it on’ so that it goes green.
7. When you open the overall comments page you have three options
- Enter grade
- Add overall comment
- Add voice comment.
This is all very easy to use BUT there is one major problem – when you create new ‘bubble comments’ and then put them into sets (using the pc version) you CANNOT access these comments on the app – very frustrating! Hopefully Turintin will get round to fixing this issue.
In conclusion, a great app that could make the marking process a little bit easier!
Just sorted out a few slides to use for next week’s demo of the Turnitin app here at Regent’s uni:
All staff are welcome to attend:
Weds 12th February
13.00 – 14.00
The new season of ‘Tricks of the Trade’ has a theme of ‘How to get the most out of your iPad’.
- Wednesday 12th February
- Room D03
- 13.00 – 1400.
The first session kicks off with a short demonstration on how to use the new Turnitin app on a iPad.The Turinitin app enables you to ‘download’ assignments from Regent’s Blackboard and then you can use the Turnitin tools to see the originally report, use the text/bubble comments and leave overall feedback and a grade.
Also, you can use the app ‘off line’ which enables you to do marking without a wifi connection.
For further information contact Chris Rowell – Technology Enhanced Learning Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 7519
No need to book – bring your lunch! All staff welcome!
Yesterday myself and James Leahy (VLE Content Developer) did a short iPad workshop for academics here at Regent’s University. It was just a short one hour session where we covered some useful ipad features and then looked at some relevant apps (Blackboard Mobile, Prezi, Turnitin, Rosetta Stone).Here are the slides we used:
I have been supporting one of our lecturer’s here at Regent’s College, Anabel Gutierrez who is using Turnitin Peer Review.
In my role as a Learning Technologist I did a demonstration of Turnitin Peer Review to staff in September 2011. Anabel saw the demonstration and set up Peer Review assignment with her students studying the Information Management module. The immediate feedback from the students was very positive. At the end of the module when the assessment had been completed I went into the lesson and spoke to the students. What they really liked about it was the opportunity to see their colleagues work. They said that they really liked to see how their work compared to others in the class.
This academic year (2011-12) Anabel repeated the assignment with a different class doing the same module (Information Management) which is a module on the BA in International Business.
Evaluation. First, student Peer review questionnaire was created and given to students. Turnitin Peer Review Questionnaire Results. Secondly I interviewed Anabel Interview questions on Turnitin Peer review for lecturer. You can hear the interview here http://soundcloud.com/rowellc/usining-turnitin-peer-review?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=http://soundcloud.com/rowellc/usining-turnitin-peer-review or alternatively read the Transcript of interview with Anabel Gutierrez
This term we plan to do the same evaluation again, but this time with post-graduate students on the MBA. So we will do a questionnaire with students in week 9 of the course and I will do a similar interview with Anabel when the module is complete. it will be interesting to compare the undergraduates results with the post graduates and compare the similarities and differences.
At the end it would be great to turn this into a conference presentation or journal article…watch this space!