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Release marks and feedback to students

1. Introduction

This guide explains how to release marks and feedback to students from Turnitin (see this guide on releasing Blackboard assignment grades). 

After the Post Date, students can return to the Turnitin submission link to view their grades and feedback via Feedback Studio once they open the submission or via Provisional Grades.

Provisional Grades

It is a two step process, the students will only see their grades via 'Provisional Grades' and instructors will see all students and all assignments within the grid called 'Full Grade Centre'.  

You may want to read through this guide before implementing the steps.

You may choose to make the Provisional Grades link visible in your MyBeckett module navigation menu for students to access marks and feedback within your module. You only need to do this if you are using a variety of assessment tools or weighted totals and you want your students to view all their marks and this may be at the end of the academic year.

a. By default, the Provisional Grades link is hidden from students. This is indicated by a square icon with a line through it.  Instructors will only see this option when you are in Edit Mode.


b. To reveal the Provisional Grades link to students, click the circular down arrow button to reveal the menu options. Click on Show Link (rename this link, if you wish).

Show link to students for Provisional Grades

c. Once revealed the square icon with a line through it will disappear and this indicates it is visible to students.

d. If you need to hide the link, repeat the above actions and select Hide Link.

e. The final step to ensure grades are visible for students. Go to Full Grade Centre and from each of your column titles find the Turnitin (along with any other assessments) to show the relevant assignment columns to the students.  

f. Click on the drop-down button next to the assignment title and select - Show/Hide from Student.

  • Students only have access to their own grades and feedback. 
  • Staff will not see anything in Provisional Grades as it is visible to students only.

3. Release marks and feedback from Turnitin assignments

When creating a Turnitin assignment, you are required to specify a start date, due date, and post date. 

If you follow our recommended settings when setting up your Turnitin assignment, students will be able to view their marks and feedback once the post date has passed. The Grade Centre column will become visible automatically.

a. Start Date: Determines when students can start submitting to the assignment.

b. Due Date: Determines when assignments are due. Set this to the due date specified in the Module Handbook. Students can't submit after the due date unless late submissions are enabled.

c. Post Date: The date marks and feedback will be released for all submissions. We recommend that you set this to the date in the Module Handbook to ensure you're following the policy of work being marked within four weeks of the due date. 

*Important: If circumstances arise which prevent work being marked by the post date, it is important that you edit this before the date passes and inform students of a new post date with a module announcement / email

**NB: There is a risk of losing any graded assignments feedback when using Rubrics in Turnitin, please get in touch with the Digital Learning Service for advice before changing post dates.

4. How can I tell if students have viewed Turnitin marks and feedback?

If a student has opened a Turnitin submission for more than 30 seconds, go to the eye icon in the column after the Date Submitted and before the Grades column.

If viewed by the student it will change colour from grey to green.

You can hover your cursor over the eye icon to find out the date and time that the student viewed the paper.

The image below shows that the student has not viewed their score.

 Turnitin submission student not viewed Feedback/grade

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Page last updated: 18/01/2022

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