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The Turnitin Basic integration with Blackboard offers instructors a rich set of grading tools via the GradeMark application.  If instructors use the GradeMark application, the grading and comments information will be saved in Turnitin and the numerical grades will also be displayed in the Blackboard Grade Center.  However, if an instructor uses one of the alternative grading methods provided by Blackboard, the grades will not synchronize with Turnitin.  Please see the following instructions for a further explanation of the grading processes.

Grading from the Turnitin assignment inbox within Blackboard:
  1. Navigate to the Blackboard course.
  2. Navigate to Control Panel > Course Tools > Turnitin Assignments.
  3. Click on the assignment name to load the assignment inbox.
  4. Click on the blue pencil icon next to a submission.
  5. The GradeMark application will load in a new window.
  6. You can then enter a numerical grade in the box in the upper right.
  7. Click on the paper to begin adding comments.
  8. Close the GradeMark window when you have finished grading.
Grading from the Blackboard Grade Center Needs Grading page:
  1. Navigate to the Blackboard course.
  2. Navigate to Control Panel > Grade Center > Needs Grading to see a list of submissions which have yet to be graded.
  3. Click on the student name in the "User Attempt" column, or click the "Grade All" button in the upper left to open the "Modify Grade" page.
  4. Open the GradeMark application by clicking on the paper icon next to the "User's Paper" title under section 2, "User's Work."
  5. Grading can then be done by entering a numerical grade in the box to the upper right and/or adding comments.
  6. Please note that if a grade is entered on the "Modify Grade" page in the Grade box under section 3 ,"Feedback to User," this grade will not be saved in Turnitin.  In order for a grade to be saved in Turnitin, it must be entered via the GradeMark application.
Grading from the Blackboard Grade Center columns:
  1. Navigate to the Blackboard course.
  2. Navigate to Control Panel > Grade Center > Full Grade Center.
  3. Scroll to the appropriate column for the assignment.
  4. Hover the mouse over the cell for a submission and click on the down arrow.
  5. Click on "Attempt" to open the "Modify Grade" page.
  6. From here the GradeMark application can be opened by clicking on the paper icon next to the "User's Paper" title under section 2, "User's Work."
  7. Grading can then be done by entering a numerical grade in the box to the upper right and/or adding comments.
  8. Please note that if a grade is entered on the "Modify Grade" page in the Grade box under section 3, "Feedback to User," this grade will not be saved in Turnitin.  In order for a grade to be saved in Turnitin it must be entered via the GradeMark application.
  9. It is also possible to click on a cell in the Grade Center and type in a grade directly, however this method will also not cause the grade to be saved in Turnitin.

After grades have been added in GradeMark and the GradeMark window has been closed, the grade information will be communicated to the Blackboard Grade Center so that the numerical grades can be seen in the Grade Center column for that assignment.  However, occasionally there is a problem with the web service call which communicates the grades from Turnitin to the Blackboard Grade Center.  When this happens the grades or "Needs Marking" icons may not display in the Grade Center.  This can usually be resolved by clicking on the "Sync Grades" link next to the assignment on the Turnitin Assignments page in Course Tools. Please note that this will override any grades entered directly into the Grade Book column.

 

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7/16/2015 - Mac

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