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Import and export QuickMarks and Rubrics in Feedback Studio


1. Introduction

This guide provides information about sharing QuickMarks and Rubrics with other instructors.

What are QuickMarks?
QuickMarks are feedback comments that you can save and reuse across Turnitin assignments as appropriate. You can create multiple QuickMarks sets, for example, a set relevant to a specific course or level of study. More information about QuickMarks is available in our leaving feedback guide.

What are rubrics?

Rubrics are scorecards that you can use to evaluate student work against defined criteria. You can create and share Rubrics with other instructors. This means that you can upload a Rubric provided by another instructor for use in your own Feedback Studio account. More information about rubrics is available in our Creating Rubrics Guide.

2. Export QuickMarks to share

If you have created a QuickMarks set that you feel would be useful for another instructor, you can export it from Feedback Studio and send your colleague a copy of the downloaded file.

a. In Feedback Studio, access the QuickMarks Manager by clicking the icon from the tools panel on the right. It looks like a tick inside a box.
Image showing the QuickMarks icon highlighted in the tool bar

b. Click the cog icon in the QuickMarks side panel.

Image showing a highlighted cog icon

c. Click the menu icon at the top left of the QuickMarks Manager, then select the set you want to export. 

d. When you have selected a QuickMarks set, click Download Set from the drop-down menu. 

e. Check the default downloads folder on your computer to find your exported QuickMarks set. This will be a .qms file. You can then share this with other instructors, so that they can import a copy into Feedback Studio.


3. Import QuickMarks into your account

If another instructor has sent you a copy of a downloaded QuickMarks set (a .qms file), you can import it into your account to use when leaving feedback on Turnitin submissions.

a. In Feedback Studio, access the QuickMarks Manager.

b. Click the menu icon at the top left of the QuickMarks Manager, then click Upload Set from the drop-down menu. 

c. When you QuickMarks set has finished uploading, you can click Open to view and edit it. Note, this is a new copy of the QuickMarks set, so you can make changes without affecting the original.


4. Export a rubric to share

If you have created a rubric that you feel would be useful for another instructor, you can export it and send your colleague a copy of the downloaded file.

The following instructions apply within Feedback Studio:

a. In Feedback Studio, click the Rubric icon from the toolbar on the right.
Rubric icon in Feedback Studio

b. Click the cog icon in the rubric panel.
Rubric cog

c. Click the menu icon at the top left of the Rubric and Form Manager, then select the rubric you want to export. 
Select a rubric

d. When you have selected a rubric, click Download from the drop-down menu.
Download rubric

e. Check the default downloads folder on your computer to find your exported rubric. You can then share this with other instructors, so that they can import a copy into Feedback Studio.


5. Import a rubric into your account

If another instructor has exported a Turnitin rubric and shared it with you, you can upload it to edit and use when marking and leaving feedback.

The following instructions apply via the Submissions Inbox:

a. Click the Rubric Manager icon in the Tools area.

Rubric icon via Tools within the Submission inbox

b. Click the import / export icon at the top right (this looks like an arrow).

Import / export button (a blue rectangle with an arrow)

c. Click Import.

d. You can drag and drop the rubric file or click Select files to locate it on your computer.

e. When your rubric has finished uploading, you can click View. This will open the rubric. Please note, this is a new copy of the rubric, so you can make changes without affecting the original.

f. To use the rubric or grading form, you will need to attach it to an assignment. 

The following instructions apply if you are in Feedback Studio

a. In Feedback Studio, click the Rubric icon from the toolbar on the right.

Rubric icon in Feedback Studio

b. Click the cog icon in the rubric panel.

Rubric cog in Feedback Studio

c. Click the menu icon at the top left of the Rubric and Form Manager, then click Upload Rubric/Grading Form.

Upload options for attaching a rubric

d. You can drag and drop the rubric file or click browse to locate it on your computer.

e. When your rubric has finished uploading, you can click Open to view and edit it. Note, this is a new copy of the rubric, so you can make changes without affecting the original.

f. To use the rubric or grading form, you will need to attach it to an assignment, use the Toggle at the bottom of the Rubrics Manager in Feedback Studio.  Close the pop up and tab to return to the submission drop-box.


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