Turnitin and Peer MarkTraining Videos for Instructors


What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks student writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying.  When a student submits a paper, Turnitin compares it to text in its massive database of student work, websites, books, articles, etc.    

Turnitin is integrated into the Assignments tool in all D2L Brightspace courses.  This means that when a student uploads a paper into an assignment folder for grading, it will automatically be sent through Turnitin’s repository.  The Similarity Report that it generates will help identify possible instances of plagiarism.

How to Create a Turnitin Assignment

How to Read an Originality Report in Turnitin

How to Provide Feedback in Turnitin to Students

What is PeerkMark

PeerMark assignments allow students to read, review, and score or evaluate one or many papers submitted by their peers. Peer feedback is available immediately, or can be determined with date settings. The PeerMark assignment may be anonymous or attributed, depending on the classroom structure determined by the instructor.

The basic stages of the PeerMark peer review process are:

  • The instructor creates a PeerMark assignment in Course Content and sets the number of reviews each student will be required to write
  • Students submit a paper to a PeerMark Assignment in Course Content
  • On the PeerMark assignment start date (after the main assignment due date), students may begin their reviews
  • Students write a review for each assigned paper, responding to questions written by the instructor. The person the student is reviewing will be able to see the changes straight away.
  • Once the PeerMark assignment due date passes, no additional reviews can be written, completed, or edited

How to Create a PeerMark Assignment

How to View your Students Reviews in PeerMark